Berry Wiersum


Chief Executive Officer, Sappi Fine Paper Europe

Sappi, the world’s leading producer of coated fine paper, appointed Berry Wiersum (53, British) Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) on 15 January 2007.

Mr Wiersum started his career at ICI Fibres, became President of Amoco Fabrics (Europe), then the President of Amoco Chemicals (Europe), and when Amoco was taken over by BP, he moved to BP to assist with the integration of the two groups in Europe. He subsequently left BP and joined Pechiney S.A. in France and ran the CEBAL packaging division until he was recruited as Managing Director of the Packaging division of Kappa Packaging BV (The Netherlands) and member of the Management Board responsible for paper manufacture and packaging in the Kappa group. He holds a Master of Arts degree with Combined Honours in Mediaeval and Modern History and subsidiaries in French and Music from the University of St Andrews in the UK.

Mr Wiersum is married with four children and speaks fluent Dutch, English, German and French.

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