Villaquiran, currently CEO Corrugated Europe, will assume the role of CEO Europe with overall responsibility for the existing European Paper and Corrugated divisions.
He will report directly to the Group CEO, Tony Smurfit.
“We expect our new European structure to contribute meaningfully to the continued growth and development of our business,” said Smurfit.
“Performance reflects both the quality of your team and the strength of your business model. We believe the strength of our team and our unique culture will continue to define our business and to drive superior performance.”
Reporting to the European CEO will be two new chief operations officers in Paper Europe and Corrugated Europe.
Laurent Sellier has been appointed to the new role of COO, Paper Europe; and, Saverio Mayer to the new role of COO, Corrugated Europe.