Monica Gimre is President and CEO of Sidel Group. She joined Sidel in May 2019, with more than 30 years of global experience in the food industry. Monica started her career as an engineer at Alfa Laval. She went on to hold a number of positions at Tetra Pak within portfolio management, supply chain, service and customer operations. Prior to Monica’s appointment as President and CEO of Sidel Group, her most recent role was Executive Vice President Processing Solutions and Equipment with Tetra Pak. A Swedish national, Monica is based in Parma, Italy.
Juergen Voss is Executive Vice President Finance, Business Transformation & IT, responsible for finance, controlling, business strategy and transformation, and information systems. He joined Sidel in 2016 from Tetra Pak , where held a number of leadership positions within the beverage-packaging and equipment business, including Cluster Leader for Finance & Business Transformation for Europe & Central Asia, from 2000 to 2016. Juergen began his career in the automotive division of Bosch in Germany and France. A German national, he holds a master's degree in business administration (finance and auditing) from Westfaelische Wilhelms-University, Muenster, Germany, and has completed further executive studies at IMD Business School in Switzerland, and Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom.
Deepak Kumar is Executive Vice President Human Resources. He joined Sidel in 2017 from Tetra Pak, where he worked for 17 years in a variety of senior human-resources roles in India, Singapore and Sweden, most recently as Vice President Human Resources for Supply Chain Operations at Tetra Pak in Switzerland. Prior to joining Tetra Pak, Deepak held various management roles at Tata Motors in Pune, India.
Clive Smith is Executive Vice President of Customer Management for the Asia, Oceania & Africa (AOA) Region. He joined Sidel in 1993, and for the majority of his tenure, has held senior leadership positions around the world. These have included UK Managing Director, Zone Commercial Director and Zone Vice President of the Greater Middle East & Africa Region. Clive brings extensive experience related to understanding the needs of both global and local beverage producers of all sizes in all regions. A British national, he holds a bachelor's degree in Mineral Engineering from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, where he also completed a strategy programme at Ashridge Business School.
Frédéric Sailly is Executive Vice President of Customer Management for the Americas. Prior to his current role, Frédéric was EVP of Portfolio Management & Development, Global Head of Tooling and Head of Blowing for France. Since joining Sidel in 1999, he has also held senior roles in IT, lean manufacturing development and production management in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Frédéric began his international career at Procter & Gamble as a process engineer in France and also worked at Citroën in Portugal. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from ICAM Engineering Institute, France, which included studies at University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Marina de Barros is Executive Vice President Europe & Central Asia. She joined Sidel in 2009, and since then, has held a number of senior-management positions within Sidel, including Zone Vice President Eastern & Central Europe & Middle East and Vice President Strategic Planning. Marina began her career in 1997 in management consulting for the Chemical, Pharma and FMCG sectors. Marina holds a master’s degree in business administration from University Audencia in France, from which she hails, and also studied at American University in Washington DC.
François Lejard is Executive Vice President Services. He joined Sidel in 1991 as part of the Services organisation, subsequently fulfilling roles in Project Management, Sales, Regional Management, Marketing and Business Development, before spearheading Sales Management in the Middle East, where he developed and led Sidel’s regional subsidiary. François subsequently assumed senior-management roles in Europe, including most recently Sales Vice President ECA, where he has been instrumental in consolidating our Northern Europe Region and developing our presence and business in the ECA Region. François holds a degree in European business from LTP J. D’Arc in France.
Andrea Forzenigo is Executive Vice President of Product Supply & Sourcing. He joined Sidel in 2008 as Vice President of Global Product Supply with responsibility for managing factories in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Prior to Sidel, Andrea was Vice President of Global Supply at Nortel Networks, with responsibility for driving operational performance improvement within production and subcontracting. He also has a decade of experience working in manufacturing operations for international companies, including Pentair, General Electric and Hewlett Packard. Andrea hails from Italy and holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, where he specialised in production systems.
Christer Carling is Executive Vice President Legal Affairs, with overall responsibility for Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property. He joined Sidel as Senior Legal Counsel in 2010, following three years with the Tetra Laval Group as Legal Counsel for Tetra Pak in Stockholm, where he worked with all three Tetra Laval Industry Groups. Christer began his career in 2001 at leading Scandinavian law firm Mannheimer Swartling, where he advised on corporate and mergers and acquisitions matters. He also worked on secondment at the headquarters of Swedish Match. A Swedish national, Christer earned a law degree following his studies at Lund University in Sweden, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Ko Hoepman is Executive Vice President - Portfolio, Innovation & Marketing. Prior to joining Sidel in 2020, Ko was VP Commercial, Portfolio & Technology Development for Processing equipment and solutions at Tetra Pak. During his 29 years with Tetra Pak, Ko worked across marketing, portfolio and commercial roles in different areas of the world, including as Commercial Director in The Netherlands, Processing Director in South East Europe, Market Area Leader in Greater China, and Commercial Development Director in Sweden. These experiences, among others, gave Ko in-depth insight into product innovations, production solutions and services for the food processing industry. Ko holds a degree from Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen.