Jori Ringman has a background in Economics, Business Management and broad experience in communications, public administration and politics.

He also has an MSc in Environmental Decision-making.

From March to September 2016 Mr Ringman had an interim role as Acting Director General for the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). He is currently Sustainability Director, responsible for issues relating to environment and consumer protection, with particular concern for packaging and food contact.

Environmental issues and policies are central to all CEPI’s activities, as the industry continuously works to minimize its impact across the EU and advance circular thinking and industrial symbiosis in the sector.

Prior to joining CEPI in February 2005, he was a civil servant at the European Commission and a political advisor in the European Parliament.