Stefan Glimm

Stefan Glimm is an economist with over 35 years of work experience in national, European and global organizations.
Today he serves as Director General of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI), which was founded under his leadership in 2015.
Before he was Executive Director of the European Aluminium Foil Association and Flexible Packaging Europe for decades.
Stefan started his career mid of the 80ies with a focus on sustainability, energy policy and public relations in national and international organizations such as

  • The European Aluminium Association (EA) and the German Aluminium Association (GDA), developing the principles for the collection and compiling of life cycle data and pioneering in generating sustainability indicators
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - working out of UNEP’s global headquarter in Nairobi, Kenya, on global environmental issues.

He is

  • Member of the Advisory Board of interpack, the world leading packaging exhibition;
  • Co-founder of the Save Food Initiative supported by interpack/Messe Duesseldorf, FAO and UNEP
  • Co-initiator of CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging to enhance circular economy

Stefan served as honorary Chairman of the Advisory Committee of action medeor, the largest European Medical Aid Organization specialized on worldwide disaster management from May 2016 to September 2019. In 2021 he was nominated as jury member of the UN supported prestigious Hult Prize Foundation 2021 Regional Bremen Summit to award start-ups on “Food for Good – Transforming food into a vehicle for change”.

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