RPC Group Plc, Europe's leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging, announces the appointment of Ilona Haaijer to the Board of Directors of the Company as an independent non-executive Director with effect from 30 May 2012.
Ilona, a Dutch national, is President of the global Personal Care Business Unit and a member of the Executive Committee of the Nutritional Products division of Royal DSM NV, a global life sciences and material sciences company quoted on the Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam. She joined DSM in 2010.
Ilona graduated in 1994 with a Masters Degree in Business Economics from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands incorporating studies at Schools of Management at Cornell University and UCLA in the USA. Her international career began in product development and marketing with Koninklijke PTT Nederland before becoming a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Subsequently she joined Royal Philips Electronics NV as a Vice President helping to build the company's new consumer health and wellness business and leading the €675m acquisition of AVENT culminating with her appointment as CEO of Philips AVENT. Ilona has served on an advisory board for a private company and on the boards for two foundations in the Netherlands.
Commenting on the appointment, Jamie Pike, Chairman of RPC Group said:
"We are delighted to welcome Ilona to the Board, she brings a broad experience in strategic development, marketing and operational roles and in consumer branded businesses including personal care which will be of great benefit to RPC."
Ilona Haaijer does not currently hold any directorships in other publicly quoted companies and has not held any such directorships in the last five years. There are no details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.
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