The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has elected Luciana Pellegrino, managing director of ABRE (Brazilian Packaging Association), as its next president for the 2024 to 2026 term.
She will assume the position on 25 November 2023.
Until then, Professor Pierre Pienaar from Australia will continue as WPO president.
“According to WPO statute, the past and the elected presidents have time to work together until the final transition,” Pienaar said.
Pellegrino will become the first woman to assume the World Packaging Organisation presidency.
Having graduated in business administration, with specialisation in environmental sciences, Pellegrino has more than 26 years of experience within the Brazilian packaging industry.
She has also been involved in WPO for more than 20 years and will as its senior vice-president of marketing until she assumes the presidential role in November.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity and honoured by this vote from WPO board members. I have dedicated over 20 years to support and strengthen WPO because I believe in the huge positive impact we can make to the global packaging community,” Pellegrino said.
“Furthermore, it is a privilege to take over from Pierre Pienaar after these inspiring years of his presidency and to lead WPO ahead, counting on the support of WPO members, corporate partners and our strategic market partners.”
Pellegrino will announce the complete executive team that will work with her from 2024 to 2026 during the 2nd WPO board meeting this November.