As CEO of Mondi Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials, Thomas is responsible for around €4 billion in turnover with a team of more than 12,000 employees in 29 countries. He succeeds Peter Orisich, who has recently retired.

According to the industry expert, developing sustainable, recyclable packaging solutions and effective measures against climate change are currently the primary challenges. Commenting, Ott said: "Mondi's entire business activity is driven by our commitment to sustainability. As part of our Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030), we aim to make all Mondi products reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. We are also taking action on climate with MAP2030 Climate Action Roadmaps and committed to a science-based greenhouse gas emissions Net-Zero target by 2050."

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