Walter Schalka is President at Suzano, a position he has held si...
Walter Schalka is President at Suzano, a position he has held since January 2013. The executive has played a strategic role in the evolution of the company's results in recent years, including the combination between Suzano Pulp and Paper and Fibria Celulose, concluded on January 14th, 2019.
He started his career at Citibank and later joined the holding company of Grupo Maepar. In 1989, he began working as Chief Financial Officer at Dixie Lalekla, and later became General Manager and eventually CEO after the merger that created the Dixie Toga Group. In May 2005, he joined Grupo Votorantim as CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In January 2013, he became CEO of Suzano.
Walter holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo (FGV-SP). He also participated in executive programs at IMD (Switzerland) and Harvard University (USA).
Nominated as Fastmarkets RISI’s Latin American CEO of the year - pulp and paper industry - in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, he was elected one of the 15 Best CEOs in Brazil by Forbes in 2018. Walter is 59 years old and is married with three children and a grandson.
David M. Gandossi serves as President, Chief Executive Officer a...
David M. Gandossi serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mercer International since July 2015. He served as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Gandossi's previous roles included Chief Financial Officer and other senior executive positions with Formation Forest Products and Pacifica Papers Inc.
Mr. Gandossi is currently a Director of COFI, FPAC and Formation Forest Products. Previous positions include Director of FPInnovations, Chair of the FPI National Research Advisory Committee, Chair of the BC Pulp and Paper Task Force and the BC Bio-economy Transformation Committee, both collaborative efforts between government and industry. Mr. Gandossi participated in the Pulp and Paper Advisory Committee to the BC Competition Council and was a member of BC's Working Roundtable on Forestry.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC).
Tommy Wu is a Lead Economist at Oxford Economics. Tommy covers m...
Tommy Wu is a Lead Economist at Oxford Economics. Tommy covers macroeconomic research and forecasting on the Asia-Pacific region and the China economy. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Tommy was an economist at the Research Department in Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), conducting macroeconomic and financial surveillance on the Asia-Pacific region, and research on a variety of topics on China and Hong Kong. Tommy holds a PhD in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada.
Tommy is a frequent contributor to the international media, including Bloomberg News, Financial Times, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, and news outlets in France, Switzerland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Tommy also actively participates in professional activities and has been invited as a keynote speaker and panelist at various events.
Tommy is based in Oxford Economics’ Hong Kong office, located in Central.
Kevin Mason is the Managing Director of ERA Forest Products Rese...
Kevin Mason is the Managing Director of ERA Forest Products Research. ERA is a BC-based independent firm which provides economic and investment research on the forest-product industry to clients in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The firm’s clients include leading forest-products companies and governments, as well as a wide variety of institutional investors managing both equity and debt.
Starting his career in finance, Mr. Mason progressed through various banking positions. In 1997, he joined ERA and proceeded to attain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. His focus at ERA Forest Products Research has been to enhance and expand the company’s analysis of global industry dynamics and to provide investment coverage on various companies and forest-product commodities for the firm’s diverse client base.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, has been a CFA charterholder since 2001, and is a member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts.
Johann Christoph MICHALSKI was appointed as Executive Director a...
Johann Christoph MICHALSKI was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Vinda Group on 1 October 2015. Before acting as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Mr. MICHALSKI had acted as a Non-Executive Director of the Group since 2008.
He has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in business development and strategy, consumer marketing and product innovation in the consumer goods industry. Mr. MICHALSKI had been the President of SCA Global Hygiene Category overseeing the global marketing and Research and Development and the President of SCA’s Asia Pacific business unit based in Shanghai, China.
Prior to joining SCA, he had held a number of senior management positions in a New Zealand dairy group, Fonterra, as well as a global FMCG company, Unilever. Mr. MICHALSKI has a master’s degree in Economics from Kiel University, Germany.
Tom is the Managing Director of Hawkins Wright. He und...
Tom is the Managing Director of Hawkins Wright. He undertakes regular private client consultancy assignments on a wide range of topics related to the pulp and paper sector. He is the co-author of the Outlook for Market Pulp and makes regular contributions to Pulpwatch. He is the principal author of the Asian multi-client studies. Defining the China Market for Pulp Paper & Board enjoys industry-wide recognition and is now in its eighth year of publication.
Tom travels widely, both in the course of market research and also as a frequent speaker to private meetings and industry conferences.
Oliver is an industry analyst and consultant with more than 15 years' experience in the international pulp and paper industry. He has been with Hawkins Wright since 2007, working as one of the editors of Pulpwatch, Hawkins Wright’s monthly newsletter, the co-author of the Outlook for Market Pulp service, and the principal author of the Outlook for Dissolving Pulp. Prior to joining the company, Oliver worked as an analyst with the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) in Montreal, Canada.
Oliver has lead multiple consultancy projects including feasibility studies for pulp mills in Latin America, Russia and South East Asia. He presents frequently at industry gatherings.
Pierre joined Hawkins Wright in 2014 and has been providing research and editorial support to the Pulp & Paper team. He is lead author of our multi-client publications Pulpwatch and The Outlook for Fluff Pulp, and also makes regular contributions to The Outlook for Market Pulp and Forest Energy Monitor reports.
Pierre was previously employed as an analyst at Société Générale in Paris where he tracked the performance of structured products and undertook risk analyses.
He is a graduate of the American University of Paris where he studied Economics, Entrepreneurship and International Law.
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