Human resources

Huhtamaki appoints Ingolf Thom as executive vice president, human resources and security

Ingolf Thom

Ingolf Thom

Ingolf Thom


Huhtamaki appoints Ingolf Thom as executive vice president, human resources and security

Ingolf Thom (46), MBA, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Security and a member of the Global Leadership Team at Huhtamaki effective January 10, 2022. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Charles Héaulmé and will be based in Espoo, Finland.

Most recently, Ingolf was Director of Human Resources for K + S Group, a listed mining company headquartered in Germany. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in various leadership and change management roles in human resources at Dow Chemical Company in Europe, India, Asia Pacific and North America. Ingolf holds business degrees from Germany and the United States.

“I am extremely happy to welcome Ingolf to Huhtamaki and to the global management team. He brings extensive experience in leading cultural and organizational transformation and talent development in human resources globally. His experience in the development and deployment of transformation programs will play a key role in our journey to become the first choice in terms of sustainable packaging solutions and in the achievement of our ambitions for 2030 ”, declared Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO from the leadership of Huhtamaki.

“I am delighted to join the Huhtamaki team as they look to implement their 2030 growth strategy by focusing on key strategic accelerators such as innovation, digitization and sustainability. I am impressed with the company’s focus on building a culture of high performance through the values ​​of Huhtamaki Care Dare Deliver. Building on these strong foundations, I look forward to working with the team to develop talent to strengthen the test bed for the future, foster diversity and inclusion, and keep our employees safe. across the organization, ”said Ingolf Thom, the newly appointed executive. Vice-president, human resources and security.

As a result of the above-mentioned change, the members of the Global Leadership Team are:

Charles Héaulmé (president), president and chief executive officer;
Thomas Geust, financial director;
Marco Hilty, President, Flexible Packaging;
Eric Le Lay, President, Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania;
Ann O’Hara, President, North America;
Fredrik Davidsson, Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance (no later than June 1, 2022);
Thomasine Kamerling, Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development and Communications;
Marina Madanat, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development;
Sami Pauni, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General Counsel;
Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Security (until December 31, 2021);
Ingolf Thom, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Security (as of January 10, 2022); and
Antti Valtokari, Head of Digital and Process Performance, ad interim (until June 1, 2022 at the latest).

For more information, please contact:
Charles Héaulmé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358 10 686 7801

Global communications

About Huhtamaki
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, promoting wellness and convenience. Our innovative products protect food and drink on the go and on the shelves, ensuring hygiene and safety, and helping prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all of our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.

We participate in the United Nations Global Compact and EcoVadis awarded Huhtamaki the gold medal for his performance in sustainable development. To play our role in managing climate change, we have defined scientific objectives that have been approved and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.

With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage, we operate in 36 countries and 84 locations around the world. Our Care Dare Deliver values ​​guide our decisions and help our team of 19,400 employees make a difference where it matters. Our net sales in 2020 totaled 3.3 billion euros. The Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out how we protect food, people and the planet at