Susana Alejandro, current Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, will succeed Ramón Alejandro as Chairman of the Saica Group as of 1 July 2024.
Like Ramón, Susana Alejandro (born in Zaragoza, 1970) belongs to the third generation of the company's founding families, who set up the business 80 years ago. She joined the company in 1996, after graduating in Business Administration by the University of Zaragoza and having received further training in taxation, strategic business planning and sales.
She also gained experience in a French subsidiary of Mars Group before starting in the financial department of Saica in Madrid and in France. After that, she moved on to the Corrugated Board division, where she took over the general management of Iberia Operations in 2003, and, in 2010, the general management of the entire division. Since 2013, she has held the position of Director of Strategy and Corporate Development of Saica Group.
Ramón Alejandro (born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 1961) finalised his studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Zaragoza and received a Master's degree at the University of Deusto in 1988. He then became manager at one of Saica's cardboard plants in Mexico.
From 1993, he led the company's expansion in Europe as manager of a corrugated board plant in Lisbon. Back in Spain, he became general manager of Iberia operations at “Saica Embalaje” – today Saica Pack – in 1996, and was appointed general manager of the corrugated board division of the Saica Group in 2001. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the company and on 1 July 2010 he took over as Chairman of the Saica Group.
In recent years and during the time that both have held their current positions, Saica has focused heavily on greater customer orientation, efficiency, decarbonisation, continuous boosting of the circular economy, attracting and developing talent, improving the health and safety of its employees, and maintaining the company's sustainable growth, with Saica's entry into the United States and its expansion into Eastern Europe.
"I am very proud to hand over the baton to the first woman to chair this company, a woman with solid values, great international experience, excellent training and a brilliant career at Saica", said Ramón Alejandro, who also expressed his "certainty that, with Susana leading the company, Saica will continue to grow in a sustainable way, satisfying the expectations of our stakeholders and always bearing in mind the company's mission and values."