Alcan Packaging President Named to Fortune’s "International Power 50" list

January 29, 2014

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Alcan Packaging President Named to Fortune’s "International Power 50" list

For the second consecutive year, Ilene S. Gordon, president and chief executive officer, Alcan Packaging, and a member of the Rio Tinto Alcan executive committee, has been named to Fortune magazine's "International Power 50" list. The rankings recognize the most powerful and influential women executives in international business.

Ms. Gordon, 55, has been president and CEO of Alcan Packaging since December 2006. She is responsible for all aspects of Alcan Packaging's worldwide business. With US$6.2 billion in revenues, 30,000 employees and 131 manufacturing facilities in 31 countries on six continents, Alcan Packaging is one of few global packaging companies.

"I am grateful for this fine recognition and am honored to be included among so many innovative, accomplished, and forward-thinking women leaders," Ms. Gordon said. "This award also affirms the quality of our organization, our strategy, and our people. Alcan Packaging is a vital and growing industry leader and I am proud to lead this company."

Previously, Ms. Gordon served as President, Alcan Packaging Food Americas, based in Chicago. She joined the company in June 1999 as senior vice president of Pechiney Group and president, Pechiney Plastic Packaging. Alcan acquired Pechiney in December 2003

Ms. Gordon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and, at the Sloan School of Management, a Master of Science degree in management. She is married with two children.

Alcan Packaging is a global leader in value-added specialty packaging, ranking first in flexible food, flexible pharmaceutical, plastic cosmetics and tobacco packaging. Headquartered in Paris, France, it delivers multi-material innovative solutions to customers around the world using plastics, engineered film, aluminum, paper, paperboard and glass.

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