CEO & Management Team


Daniel Dayan
Daniel DayanChief Executive Officer
Daniel is a proven industrial chief executive, with 30 years of experience in a wide range of global manufacturing businesses. He graduated in Engineering from Cambridge and worked for ICI plc in plant operations. He spent several years with Arthur D. Little specializing in strategic assignments for chemical and materials majors. Daniel then moved for 12 years to Novar plc undertaking a range of corporate development and global management roles, including significant M&A and 4 years in Germany as a Board member of a listed German subsidiary. Daniel then took responsibility for the turnaround of Novar’s largest division – Intelligent Building Systems, a £600m global business with leading positions in electrical and electronic systems for buildings. He was appointed CEO of Fiberweb plc 2005-2013, a £500m leader in nonwoven fabrics, leading it through a turnaround, a £120m capital investment programme, demerger and independent listing on the LSE and a strategic repositioning through significant M&A, culminating in its successful sale to Polymer Group Inc. in 2013. Daniel then joined LINPAC, a leading European fresh food packaging supplier, driving a significant improvement in growth and profitability and leading its successful sale to Klöckner Pentaplast in 2017. He was appointed CEO of the €2bn Klöckner Pentaplast Group in November 2017.
Frederic Jung
Frederic JungChief Financial Officer
Frederic is a highly-seasoned financial executive with over 30 years experience in Europe and in the US. He has worked in the specialty chemicals, waste management and construction sectors in both public and private businesses, including major multinationals, start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth companies. He has been Executive Vice President and CFO of Northwest Hardwoods Inc. since June 2016. Previously he served as Vice President and CFO of Arizona Chemical from 2008 to 2016 at which time the company was successfully sold to Kraton Polymer. Prior to joining Arizona Chemical, he spent 8 years with the $4 billion global producer of specialty chemicals and services Nalco Company (2000 to 2008). He ultimately served as Corporate Controller of Nalco, after being the CFO for Nalco’s EMEA operations, and its Assistant Controller M&A. Prior to joining Nalco he held several positions with Bombardier Aerospace, Waste Management, Inc. and SAE Americas, Inc. He is a graduate of Ecole Superieure Libre de Sciences Commerciales Appliquées, Paris, France and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, USA. Frederic will start as CFO for the kp Group as of October 1st 2018.

Advisory Board

John Brantl
Co-Head of European Corporate Investments
Strategic Value Partners LLP (London, UK)
Jason Clarke
Managing Director & Co-Head of European Corporate Investments
Strategic Value Partners LLP (London, UK)
Victor Khosla
Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Managing Director
Strategic Value Partners LLP (Greenwich, CT)
Anthony O’Carroll
Managing Director, focused on private equity investments
Strategic Value Partners LLP (London, UK)
Mark Tomkins
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Former CFO with Innovene, Inc.

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