SIG Appoints Ann-Kristin Erkens As Chief Financial Officer
Packaging company SIG has selected Ann-Kristin Erkens to join its group executive board as Chief Financial Officer, starting from the 1st of November, 2023.
Erkens most recently held the position of Corporate Senior Vice President and Financial Director for Henkel’s Adhesives Technologies business.
Samuel Sigrist, CEO, warmly welcomed Erkens to the group, emphasizing her substantial financial, operational, and strategic background.
He praised her consistent display of robust business acumen and leadership qualities throughout her career. He also expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with her as solidifies its global leadership in sustainable packaging for aseptic liquid food and beverages.
With a rich professional history spanning over two decades, Erkens boasts extensive experience in the industrial sector, having spent 21 years at Henkel.
In the years 2019 to 2023, she additionally spearheaded global operations and supply chain management for Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies, both on a global scale and specifically for the European region.
Prior to this, she held the role of Financial Commercial Director for the packaging adhesives business encompassing India, the Middle East, and Africa. Within the broader Henkel Group, Erkens had also previously served as Corporate Director of Group Strategy, as noted by SIG.
Erkens earned her degree in Business Management and Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany, and holds a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Buckingham, UK.
In May of the current year, SIG announced a substantial 44.5% surge in group revenue during the first quarter of their financial year, amounting to €729 million.
This growth was attributed to acquisitions and price adjustments. The Europe division of SIG experienced revenue growth of 37.6% for the period, with a figure of 11.2% excluding acquisitions, primarily driven by price increases.