Ron Traill, 61
Chief executive officer: South Africa Division
Appointed January 2008
Graduated in mechanical engineering and management from Dundee Colleges in Scotland in 1980
Ron has over 35 years’ experience in the paper industry. He began his career as an industrial engineer with DRG Packaging Group, working in its Scottish paper mill. He went on to hold a succession of posts within the company, leading ultimately to his appointment as general manager. Following DRG’s acquisition by Sappi in 1990, he worked for 10 years in a number of general management roles.
He has also held senior operational positions with Fletcher Challenge and with Tullis Russell.
Ron joined Mondi in 2003 as managing director of the Štětí pulp and paper mill in the Czech Republic, also assuming responsibility for the Mondi packaging paper business in Ružomberok (Slovakia). He then relocated to South Africa, being appointed chief executive officer of the South Africa Division in January 2008.