New General Manager for DS Smith Recycling in Italy

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Giovanni Galimberti as General Manager of Recycling in Italy. Reporting to the Managing Director of Recycling in Southern Europe, Mike Harrison, he will be responsible for Recycling Operations in Italy.

Over the past 25 years, Giovanni has gained significant experience in the paper industry covering different roles at various companies. As well as running his own business, Giovanni has worked for multinational companies including partners of the International Paper and Mondi Group.

Based in DS Smith’s offices in Milan, Italy, Giovanni will bring his significant experience to the role and is responsible for managing a portfolio of around 600,000 tonnes of recycled paper and cardboard per year for DS Smith and it’s 3rd party mill network.

I am looking forward to joining DS Smith and working closely with customers to ensure we’re accelerating the circular economy through our closed-loop recycling solutions.

Giovanni Galimberti
Managing Director in Italy at DS Smith

Giovanni continued ''Recycling is high on agenda in Italy and I know I am joining a company that is well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.''

Giovanni brings extensive knowledge of paper and recycling industry which will be key in the Italian market as we tackle new challenges in our industry.

Mike Harrison
Managing Director of Recycling in Southern Europe at DS Smith

''He will be focusing on growing paper-based packaging recycling rates and ensuring we capitalise on more packaging entering domestic recycling steams. Join me in welcoming Giovanni and wishing him every success in this exciting new position.''