Thomas Ott, 54, has been appointed CEO of the Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials business units at Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, earlier this year. Born in Vienna, Thomas looks back on an impressive international career, including time spent in Italy and the USA. He began his career at Mondi in 1995 as a financial controller and took on leading positions in various business sectors in the following years. His last job was with the packaging manufacturer Amcor in Switzerland.
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."
To achieve this, Thomas is counting on a diverse, motivated and inclusive team: "Safeguarding all forms of diversity throughout the organisation is – and will remain – one of our primary tasks,” he points out. Thomas lives and works in Vienna. He is married and has three children.