Martina Strassl
Head of Controlling, Uncoated Fine Paper, Containerboard

Company: Mondi AG Country / Territory: Austria

Cultural diversity has always been a key element I was looking for in my education and workplaces. Mondi with its truly international environment is an excellent organisation for fulfilling this need.

I started my Mondi career in 2008 in the Business Unit Corrugated Packaging in Vienna where the team consisted of people coming from 8 different nationalities with a broad variety of professional backgrounds. As the Business Unit Consolidation Manager I was responsible for the consolidation and financial reporting of more than 20 companies in Europe.

Right from the beginning I was granted responsibility and trust to meet the various and complex challenges. And not only did I learn a lot about the paper and packaging business but I was also enabled to further develop and strengthen my leadership and soft skills in daily work life as well as in formalized trainings.

After 4 years I was asked to move into my current position and become Head of Controlling E&I, UFP, CB.

I experience Mondi as a fast moving and flexible company that grants a lot of freedom for decision making to its employees and fosters their entrepreneurial spirit.

What I appreciate most of my past and current superiors is that they consider people development and talent management a crucial element of leadership and that they always support people who want to grow within Mondi.