(Chairman of the Jury)
Satkar Gidda studied Business Studies and Marketing and is Sales & Marketing Director of SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK. His primary responsibility is presenting the skills of SiebertHead. He also works with global clients on helping them create that all important one to one communication between the brand and the consumer.
Wilfried Duivenvoorden graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam as a master in Business Economics and General Management. After finishing his study he immediately joined the packaging industry. In 1999 he joined Unilever as a European Procurement manager for packaging materials for the ice cream and frozen food business. In 2006 he became a Global Procurement manager for wood-fiber based packaging materials for Foods and Home & Personal Care. Since 2014 he is responsible for Unilever’s procurement of finished goods for Home & Personal Care in Europe.
Stan Akkermans was trained as Industrial Engineer and General Manager with focus on the packaging industry. In 2000 he joined Mars Inc. where he advanced to Graphics Manager and worked in the Innovation team as Portfolio Manager in Germany. He moved to Holland where he is now responsible for Global procurement of creative agencies such as packaging design and innovation.
Anne Harding is Packaging Development Manager for Confectionery, Biscuits & Savouries, Bakery and Celebration at Marks & Spencer. She has worked within the Celebration and Gifting categories at Marks & Spencer Foods for 13 years. Anne is passionate about injecting creativity and supporting product development through innovative packaging and print solutions.
After being trained as a mechanical engineer, Peter Klein Sprokkelhorst decided to join the paper-processing industry. In 1982 he became managing director of Zedek Deventer Holland (which today belongs to the Smurfit Kappa Group) and turned the company into a major display and packaging supplier in Europe. He retired in 2008, but with 45 years of experience is still active as an independent consultant.