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2013 PPI Awards winners announced

January 6, 2014

Mondi’s Peter Oswald has been named Global CEO of the Year.

RISI, an information provider for the global forest products industry, has announced the winners of the 2013 PPI Awards. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.

The winners were announced at the PPI Awards ceremony, held at the conclusion of the RISI Global Outlook Conference on December 11 in Dubai at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center.

One of the highlights of the PPI Awards is the Global CEO of the Year, which this year was presented to Mondi Europe & International CEO, Peter Oswald. The judges commented that Oswald “has successfully plotted and steered a course that has seen Mondi head for the added value areas such as specialist packaging, as well as expand in some of the emerging regions of the world, such as Eastern Europe and China.”

The 2013 PPI Awards winners are:

Business Strategy of the Year Award: Kruger Products, L.P.

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award: Cascades Tissue Group

Bio Strategy of the Year: Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier

Managing Risk and Safety Award: Mondi Heerlen

Promotional Campaign of the Year Award: Sappi Fine Paper North America – “Ideas that Matter”

Graphic Papers – Innovative Product of the Year: Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co.

Tissue – Innovative Product of the Year Award: Cascades Tissue Group – Moka Tissue

Global CEO of the Year Award: Peter Oswald, Mondi Europe & International

Mill Manager of the Year Award: Jo Cox – Managing Director of Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier

Environmental Award: BILT Graphic Paper Products – Bhigwan

The Water Efficiency Award: Middle East Paper Company

Advances and Innovation in Sustainable Packaging: Ecologic Brands – eco.bottle

Advances and Innovation in Specialty Papers: Sappi Fine Paper Europe – Alfeld

Supply Chain Award: Mondi SCP

Breakthrough Technologies: Ashland Water Technologies

Judges on this year’s panel were: Teresa Presas (CEPI), Rod Young (RISI), John Pollard (Unilever), Mikael Lindström (Innventia), Phillip Lawrence (Eco Logical Strategies), Neil McCubbin (Industry Consultant), Jonathan Roberts (Pryor Roberts Communications), Mark Williamson (Journalist Engineer), Martyn Eustace (Two Sides), Jacqui Macalister (McDonald’s), Robert Wilson (AMEC), and IIkka Hiirsalmi (Independent Industry Consultant).

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or thelist of finalists, visit