Jonas Siljeskär appointed new CEO of BEWiSynbra


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Jonas Siljeskär appointed new CEO of BEWiSynbra

BEWiSynbra Group, one of the leading integrated producers of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in Europe, announces that the Board of Directors has appointed Jonas Siljeskär as new CEO of the company effective from 1 January 2020.

Jonas succeeds Rik Dobbelaere, who has been the CEO of BEWiSynbra since 16 May 2018, following BEWi’s acquisition of Synbra in May 2018. Rik will be an advisor to the company going forward and the intention is to propose to the general meeting to elect Rik as a new member of the Board in BEWiSynbra. Notice to the extraordinary general meeting will be announced separately in due time before such extraordinary general meeting.

Jonas has been deputy CEO of BEWiSynbra since 17 June 2019, with full responsibility of all operational aspects of the company, and prior to this he was the COO and Managing Director of BEWiSynbra RAW.

“I am delighted that Jonas has accepted the position as CEO of BEWiSynbra Group. Jonas has been with our company since 2010 he has a strong commercial track record and vast knowledge about the EPS industry,” says Gunnar Syvertsen, Chairman of the Board of BEWiSynbra. “I would also express my gratitude to Rik, for his valuable contributions to the company so far, and for staying on as an advisor to ensure continuity in our organisation going forward,” adds Syvertsen.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead BEWiSynbra with 1,300 competent employees. Our company has transformed into one of the largest vertically integrated EPS producers in Europe and we are at the forefront of our industry when it comes to sustainability,” says Siljeskär.

For further information, please contact:

Gunnar Syvertsen, Chairman of the Board, BEWiSynbra Group, tel: +47 901 87 675

Jonas Siljeskär, Deputy CEO, tel: +46 70 600 3706

Charlotte Knudsen, Director of IR and Communications, BEWiSynbra, tel: +47 9756 1959

About BEWiSynbra Group AB

BEWiSynbra Group is one of the largest vertically integrated producers of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in Europe, focusing on sustainable solutions for packaging and components, as well as insulation. Innovation is a key driver for the Group’s competitive advantage and sustainability, and BEWiSynbra has an ambitious approach to its recycling initiatives.

The information is such that BEWiSynbra Group AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 13:40 CET on 16 December 2019.