Rexam names non-executive director

Global consumer packaging company Rexam said that Jean-Pierre Rodier joined the company board on 7 June 2006 as an independent non-executive director.
Mr. Rodier, who is 59, was Chairman and Chief Ex…

Global consumer packaging company Rexam said that Jean-Pierre Rodier joined the company board on 7 June 2006 as an independent non-executive director. Mr. Rodier, who is 59, was Chairman and Chief Executive of Pechiney, the international aluminium and packaging group, from 1994 to 2003 when Pechiney merged with Alcan. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Union Minire, a Belgian subsidiary of the Groupe Suez, and Chairman and Chief Executive of MetalEurop France. He has also held various positions in the French Ministry of Industry. Mr. Rodier is a French national and Chevalier de la Lgion d“Honneur. He studied engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique and specialised later at the Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Mines in Paris. He is currently Senior Advisor to Corporate Value Associates, an advisor to CVC Capital Partners and Chairman of Entreprises et Personnel, an association of major French companies that focuses on strategic human resources issues. Commenting on the appointment, Rolf Brjesson, Rexam“s chairman, said: “Jean-Pierre“s international experience, along with his intimate knowledge of the packaging and aluminium industries from his time with Pechiney, will be of enormous benefit to the Board and to Rexam. We look forward to him working with us as we pursue our strategy for growth”.