Jori Ringman Biography, Wiki, Life history

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Senior European affairs professional with an insightful, creative and effective approach to the Brussels scene.

Key skills

* In-depth knowledge of the workings of EU institutions and political processes
* Strategic understanding of managing complex coalitions and value chains
* Experience in leading organisations and managing finance, budgets and staff
* Experience in environmental policy issues, public affairs and issue management
* Ability to be analytical, solution-oriented and to identify opportunities in problem situations
* Effective negotiating and communication skills in a multi-cultural and pluralistic environment
* Highly-developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills
* Extensive management experience; past 11 years at senior management level

Employment history

Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), February 2005 – present Sustainability Director
− Responsibilities cover many key areas of the European forest-based industries: raw material availability and quality, value chains, product and food safety, environment and sustainability, as well as related research and communications.
− Acting Director General for six months in 2016
− Developing a positive business environment for the sector by instigating and analysing policy initiatives and taking pro-active voluntary action including the value chain.
− Involvement in the transformation of the forest-based sector towards circular economy and low-carbon bio-economy.
− Successfully built consensus within the sector and across industries in controversial and complex issues as well as within the NGO community.

Prior to appointment in CEPI in February 2005, a civil servant in the European Commission. Has also worked in the European Parliament Environment Committee as a political advisor (1999 – 2004), as Secretary General of a parliamentary group in the Finnish National Parliament, a chief editor of a newspaper and manager of various NGOs.

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  • CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries

    14 years

    • Deputy Director General

      – Present 2 years 7 months

      Brussels Area, Belgium

    • Director of Sustainability

      – Present 4 years 10 months

      Brussels Area, Belgium

      In CEPI I am accountable for EU environmental policies, product policies, circular economy, sustainability and packaging as well as food contact materials.
      I have been a Director in CEPI since February 2005, changing the area of responsibilities every five years or so; Deputy Director General as of December 2016.

    • Acting Director General

      7 months

      Brussels Area, Belgium

      In CEPI since February 2005. Acting Director General as of 15 March 2016.

    • Director Recycling, Product, Environment

      4 years 7 months

      Brussels, Europe

    • Recycling and Product Director

      5 years

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  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Finnish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Swedish

    Limited working proficiency

  • French

    Limited working proficiency

  • German

    Limited working proficiency

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