At the last Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) High Level Group meeting in Stockholm on 2nd December 2010, Mr Magnus Hall, CEO of Holmen, stepped down as FTP High Level Group Chairman, a position he had held for more than 3 years. Michal Jarczynski, currently CEO of Arctic Paper, succeeds Mr Hall in the position of FTP HLG Chairman. He has formally taken over his responsibilities and has expressed his enthusiasm in developing and enhancing FTP further.
Under his leadership, the operations of FTP evolved from being a simple initiative to becoming a limited company under Belgium law. Mr Hall played a key part in enhancing the interest and participation of forest-based companies in the work of FTP.
Mr Jarczynski has been with the Arctic Paper Group for more than 10 years. Initially appointed as Deputy CFO, then he became CFO and in 2003 CEO of the Kostrzyn mill. He is CEO of the Company since its inception in 2008. He has profound knowledge of the paper sector, close relationships with customers, and many years of experience in paper mill management and the industry.
He holds an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Poznań University of Technology (1992). He also completed post-graduate studies at the Poznań University of Economics (2000).