CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Satkar Gidda studied Business Studies and Marketing and has worked 6 years in Sales, Trade Marketing and Brand Marketing for RHM Foods and Nestle followed by 30 years as Sales & Marketing Director of SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK. Since March 2020, Satkar operates as an independent consultant.
has worked in packaging for over 20 years, the last four years as packaging manager. She is head of the packaging department at Carrefour Belgium. Her role provides the food safety, the sustainability and the design of the packaging own brand Carrefour on the Belgian market. Carrefour Belgium is one of the main retailers in the Belgian market and is part of the Carrefour Group, the world’s second largest distribution group with over 12,000 stores.
DR JANET SHIPTON
An accomplished project manager, experienced in developing and delivering multiple detailed projects on time and within budget. Packknack is a network of talented consultants lead by myself. We work on packaging research, design innovation and development. 2013–2015 Section Manager/ Chocolate Lead, Packaging (Tablet, Bitesize and Sharing) Global Category Team, Mondelez International (formally Kraft), Responsible for managing a team of pack developers to create new packaging innovations and maintain quality standards for the developed and emerging global chocolate markets. Before setting up her own consultancy Janet spent five years as Divisional Design and Development Director at Chesapeake Branded Packaging (now MPS WestRock) before joining Mondelēz International as Global Section Manager for Chocolate packaging development.
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.
GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL
Tom’s academic background is Marketing, with a BA & CIM post graduate diploma. He has since gained over 15 years’ experience in the packaging industry, working across Europe with some of the most globally recognised FMCG brands. He is now head of Marketing, Design & Innovation for Graphic Packaging Int. in Europe where he oversees the full design spectrum from consumer insight to concept & technical execution.
Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons, holding a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board. Of the company’s 64 production sites, 11 are located in Europe – UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
PETER KLEIN SPROKKELHORST
ADVISOR TO THE JURY
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.