SWITZERLAND – The global food processing and packaging giant, Tetra Pak has announced that its board has appointed Adolfo Orive as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2019.

Adolfo succeeds Dennis Jönsson who is said to have decided to step down from the company after serving as President and CEO for 14 years.

The precedent CEO has been with Tetra Pak for a period of 36 years, having witnessed the advancement of the company into a global processing and packaging conglomerate.

Adolfo is currently Cluster Vice President North Central and South America, responsible for the financial results of a multicultural region of 4800 employees ranging from the Southern Cone up to Alaska with 8 converting factories.

He joined Tetra Pak in 1993 and has served in several positions at the firm including Managing Director of Colombia, Spain and Cluster Vice President North and Central Europe.

He joined the Tetra Pak Global Leadership Team in 2014.

Adolfo, 55 years old, holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Ibero-American University (IBERO), Mexico and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), Mexico.

Tetra Pak posted sales of US$13 billion in 2017 and is part of the Tetra Laval Group, which also consists of DeLaval and Sidel. 

The company recently unveiled new digital printing technology that will offer customers with full-colour, customized and flexible digital printing on its carton packages.

In November last year, Tetra Pak launched a long-life milk consumer campaign in Kenya to educate consumers on the benefits and safety of long life milk products.

The goal of the campaign was to inform the consumers that long life milk is safe, engage and educate the consumers about its nutritional and other benefits and to create a positive image about these products.