The Board of BioBag International AS (Askim, Norway) has appointed Patrik Fogelström as new CEO of the BioBag Group and Managing Director of the parent company BioBag International AS, which have been acquired in 2021 by the Novamont Group (Novara, Italy), a world leader in the development and production of biochemicals and compostable bioplastics.
For more than 30 years, Patrick has worked in several senior management positions with both start-up and multinational companies (including Tetra Pak), in B2B as well as FMCG environments, with significant experience in the packaging sector. He has invested most of his career in Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing, being responsible for the business and its strategy at various international locations.
Patrik, who holds a Master of Science in Business & Economics from the University of Lund and completed various Executive Management programs at University of Manchester and IMD Lausanne, commented: “The BioBag Group is an extremely exciting business with great potential. I am looking forward to a close cooperation with all parts of the Group in order to pursue our strategy and achieve our growth targets as well as financial goals”.
Catia Bastioli, CEO of the Novamont Group and Chairman of BioBag International AS, commented: “We would like to welcome Patrik as our new CEO. He brings deep knowledge of the packaging industry and international operations. It is our firm belief that the experience he brings to BioBag will strengthen the whole Novamont group in our efforts to reach our ambitious goals. At the same time, the Board thanks Kjell Ivar for his dedication and great effort over the last eight years where he together with all employees has brought the group to where we are today”.
Kjell Ivar Bache, the previous CEO, will remain in the group for a period of time to ensure a seamless transition.