Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for the UPM Paper Asia business area as of 1 February 2016.
He has been with UPM since 1998 holding several senior leadership positions in the paper business. He is currently responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America.
He has two master’s degrees, one in Paper Technology (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany) and another in Industrial Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA). Additionally, he holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University, United States.
He is a board member of EUROGRAPH (European Association of Graphic Paper Producers) and VDP (German Pulp and Paper Association). Also, he is a member of the board of directors of Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG.