Pierre Pienaar was elected WPO ( World Packaging Organisation – www.worldpackaging.org ) President for a second term, commencing January 2021. During his speech, immediately after election at WPO Board Meeting (November 25 during WPO Digital Week), he pointed out “to make the society understands that packaging is part of the solution, and not a problem”.
To put all these plans into action, Pierre appointed a team of high level packaging professionals to work with him in the next three years of the second term (2021-2023). WPO new Executive Team is formed by:
General Secretary – Johannes Bergmair (Austria)
Senior Vice President Marketing - Luciana Pellegrino (Brazil)
Vice President Exhibitions and Conferences - Soha Atallah (Lebanon)
Vice President Education – Henky Wibawa (Indonesia)
Vice President Sustainability and Save Food – Nerida Kelton (Australia)
Press & Communications Liaison Officer - Liliam Benzi (Brazil)
Pierre also appointed 03 WPO Ambassadors that can officially represent the Organisation in an advisory capacity to President. They are Carls Olsmats (Sweden), Kishan Singh (South Africa) and Chakravarthi AVPS (India). Johannes Bergmair will be responsible for Food Safety (Packaging Hygiene) portfolio and Pierre will also take care of Awards (WorldStar and WorldSTar Students).