Pact Group has appointed Sanjay Dayal as managing director and CEO, with Raphael Geminder returning to the role of non-executive chairman.

Dayal joins the company from Bluescope Steel, where he served as chief executive for building products, corporate strategy, and innovation; he has also held positions at Orica and ICI.

According to Geminder, Dayal’s appointment is the result of a unanimous decision by Pact’s board of directors, and represents the outcome of the company’s quest to recruit the right leadership.

“Sanjay brings to Pact broad leadership experience across diverse global organisations. Sanjay understands the impact of exceptional quality and service to customers, a direct result of years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain.

“Importantly for Pact, he has led and managed complex major integration and restructuring initiatives. His background will be invaluable as we execute the optimisation of our network and continue to drive value from the integration of our recent acquisitions,” he said.

Geminder spoke highly of Dayal’s experience and business background, with a particular eye to his time spent working in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

“Sanjay is a unique leader with an enviable track record of success. His experience, having lived in both Asia and Australia for extensive periods of his career, will support our recent geographic expansion.

“He demonstrates an open and collaborative leadership style, which combined with the strength of our existing leadership team, will transform the future of the Group,” said Geminder.

Dayal took up the position effective yesterday, Wednesday 3 April.

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