Susana Alejandro takes on the Presidency of Saica Group

This Monday, Susana Alejandro has assumed the Presidency of Saica Group, succeeding Ramón Alejandro, who led the company for 14 years. She represents the third generation of the founding families and is the first woman to hold the top position in the company.

“I am proud to become the visible head of Saica and its great team, and I am well aware of what it implies”, Susana Alejandro declared.

On her first day in charge of the company and after expressing a “deep and heartfelt gratitude” to her predecessor, Susana Alejandro sent a message to all stakeholder groups: “As family business, we have a clear long-term vision and, therefore, succession in Presidency does not necessarily imply a change in strategy”.

“Our course variations –she added- are dictated only by the requirements of our customers and market fluctuations”. Susana Alejandro remarked that “our roadmap is clearly defined in our strategic plan Saica 2025” and she has reminded that “it is designed to respond to the challenges we have to face both as a society and as a company”.

Among these challenges Susana Alejandro has outlined the need to address “climatic change, which forces us to reformulate our production and consumption models while advancing our commitment to a circular economy”.

The new President of Saica Group also highlighted the need of “developing innovative tools that will let us strengthen our main strategic objectives that are valid today as they were yesterday” and that Saica 2025 plan summarizes as follows:

1. Strengthen our customer orientation

2. Progress in the leadership in efficiency

3. Achieve sustainable and profitable growth

4. Protect the health of our employees

5. Design sustainable solutions that contribute to environmental protection, such as zero waste or the decarbonisation of our factories.

6. Build a global organisation with motivated and efficient teams.

7. And all of this with a shared vision, a single voice and a strong Saica brand.

Susana Alejandro has also mentioned “the company´s investment plans for its plants”, as well as the need to “take care of our teams, and rethink new ways to retain and attract the next generation of talent”.

Susana Alejandro (Zaragoza, 1970) joined the Saica Group in 1996, after graduating in Business Administration at Zaragoza University and having received complementary training in taxation, sales, strategic planning and boards of directors. After some time at the Mars Group, she gained experience at the financial area of Saica, and then moved to the Corrugated Cardboard business area, taking on the general management of Iberia operations and subsequently the general management of the business area. Since 2013, she has held the position of Director of Strategy and Corporate Development.