CEPI announces new Director General, Sylvain Lhôte

Thursday 23 June 2016
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As of 5 September, Sylvain Lhôte will take on the leadership in the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) in his new position as Director General, announces CEPI in the press release issued today. French national, Sylvain Lhôte is currently Vice-president Government Affairs in Europe for Alcoa, the leading aluminium and light metals engineering group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sylvain Lhôte on board and are sure his leadership and expertise will help CEPI reach ever higher levels of excellence.” stated Peter Oswald, CEPI Chairman in the press release.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr Lhôte has directed EU and sustainability affairs for the Borealis Group, and chaired the Fleishman-Hillard Public Affairs practice in Europe and headed its environment department. Sylvain started his career in parliamentary cabinets at the European Parliament and the French National Assembly. He studied political sciences, international law and business administration at Strasbourg and Paris-Sorbonne Universities and post-graduated cum laude in European Administration at the College of Europe in Bruges.