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Members and Governance

ACE Members

ACE members include beverage carton producers Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak, and their main paperboard suppliers in Europe, BillerudKorsnäs and Stora Enso.


All member companies constitute the ACE General Assembly. This body approves governance policies and changes to the articles of association, and the annual budget and accounts. It elects the ACE Board of Directors every two years.

The Board of Directors consists of senior executives from the industry. The Board provides direction and supervision to the management (ACE secretariat), approves budget proposals, key actions and projects, and all association policies.

Members of the Board of Directors

  • Gerber Petra

    Petra Gerber, ACE President

    SIG Combibloc
    Curriculum Vitae

    Petra Gerber is Manager Global Environmental Affairs & Product related Sustainability at SIG Combibloc.

    Petra Gerber joined SIG in 1989 and held different positions within environmental affairs, public relations and sustainability areas.

    Petra Gerber holds an MSc degree in beverage technology from Geisenheim University and a post-graduate degree in Business Engineering from Pforzheim University. She also took part in the MBA international exchange program at the University of South Carolina.

  • Jennsjö Jannicke

    Jannicke Jennsjö, ACE Vice President

    Curriculum Vitae

    Jannicke Jennsjö is since June 2018 acting as Director & Senior Advisor within Billerudkorsnäs. She joined the company in 1985 after some years at STFI (Pulp & Paper) Research Institute and MoDo R&D.  

    She has a longstanding experience within Liquid Packaging Board areas as Product development, Innovation, Technical Service, Supply Chain, Key Account Management and Commercial.

    Jannicke Jennsjö holds an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Executive Education at Stockholm School of Economics and IFL Marketing courses.

  • Groven Marianne

    Marianne Groven

    Curriculum Vitae

    Marianne Groven is Interim Director Environment at Elopak Group Headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

    She joined Elopak in 2006, holding various positions in the company from Food Science to Environment, where she has worked with raw materials, certifications and life cycle assessments since 2011.

    Marianne Groven holds an MSc degree in Food Science from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in addition to Master of Management courses from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

  • Hietavuo Eija

    Eija Hietavuo

    Stora Enso
  • von Wirén-Lehr Sabine

    Sabine von Wirén-Lehr

    Tetra Pak
    Curriculum Vitae

    Dr. Sabine von Wirén-Lehr is Director EU Affairs at Tetra Pak with over 15 years of professional experience in sustainable resource management and renewable materials.

    She represents Tetra Pak on EU environment and packaging policy and regulatory affairs as well as on circular economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 business platform.

    Prior to joining Tetra Pak in 2014, she headed the European Water Stewardship initiative. Sabine von Wirén-Lehr holds a MSc degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim and a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Technical University of Munich.

Members of ACE Secretariat sit on Board meetings in an ex-officio capacity.

Issue-specific groups and committees help to manage projects, analyse and, if necessary, develop positions on key EU policy and industry issues. They are managed by the ACE secretariat, support decisions to be made by the Board of Directors, and help execute projects.


Beverage Carton National Associations

ACE secretariat is working in close cooperation with eight national associations representing the Beverage Carton Industry in the EU. National associations are not members of ACE. They represent the Beverage Carton manufacturers in their respective countries and contribute to ACE’s overall mission by exchanging national best practices and knowledge on the Beverage Carton Industry in Europe.

Beverage Carton Industry National Associations include:


ACE Belgium (BE)

Alliance Carton Nature - ACN (FR) 

Fachverband Kartonverpackungen für flüssige Nahrungsmittel e.V. - FKN (DE)

Italos Karton Környezetvédelmi Szolgáltató Egyesülés - IKSZ (HU)

ProKarton Foundation (PL)

Stichting HEDRA (NL)

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK (UK)

Verein Getränkekarton Austria (AT)