Ardagh confirmed for Euro CanTech

Jens Irion, director of strategic development – metal division, Ardagh Group, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for Euro CanTech, which is set to take place on 19-21 March 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Ardagh is a largely publicly traded packaging company with 2016 revenues of approximately Eur 7.7 bn. The business is structured into two divisions: Metal (beverage and Food & Speciality business units – 2016 revenues of approx. Eur 4.6 bn) and Glass (2016 revenues of approx. Eur 3.1 bn). As director of strategic development for the metal division, Irion Reports into the CEO of metal and is part of the Metal Leadership Team.

Jens ’main responsibilities include developing and implementing the strategic planning process, owning the market intelligence activities and leading all business development activities across the metal division. In addition, he is leading the IMO for the integration of the beverage business into Ardagh Group (which is expected to deliver synergies more than 50m USD).

Previously, Irion has been Group Director of Strategy & Marketing, Rexam and principal at Boston Consulting Group.

Commenting on Euro CanTech, he said: “I am delighted to be speaking at the Euro CanTech trade show, which offers a great opportunity to talk about the growth of Ardagh Group and our integration of the beverage business.”

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