Charles Héaulmé, president and CEO, Huhtamaki, said, “I wish Arup warmly welcome to the Global Executive Team. It is great to fill this role internally. Arup has demonstrated strong leadership both for business and people with great results, and he has the right experience and characteristics to lead and further develop Flexible Packaging globally.”
Basu has been the managing director for Huhtamaki's Flexible Packaging business in India since 2017. Before joining Huhtamaki he held several positions in Tata Chemicals Limited (2004-2017), the latest being president and CTO of new businesses and Innovation Centre.
Prior to Tata Chemicals, he worked at Accenture (1998-2004) as a management consultant and led an R&D department in Indian Aluminium Company Limited (1994-1998).
Olli Koponen, who has had several leadership positions at Huhtamaki during the past 30 years and has headed the Flexible Packaging segment since 2015, will step down from the Global Executive Team and is appointed as senior vice president, Total Productive Manufacturing until his retirement.