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Alex Watson

Advisory Board Member

Alex Watson was chairman and chief executive in Europe for pallet company Chep and, concurrently, a member of the Pricewaterhouse Corporate Finance Advisory Board. Alex has also held the position of chairman of the board at Celerant Consulting Ltd. He spent 25 years with The Metal Box Group, a £950M organization, where he rose to the position of executive director in charge of packaging worldwide. Alex led the company’s merger with French-based Groupe Carnaud and was subsequently appointed director deneral of the combined group. This role gave him overall responsibility for an organization with revenue of $2 billion. After Metal Box Group, Alex joined Sonoco Products Company as senior vice president responsible for all non-US operations.

In addition to Maine Pointe, Alex currently holds positions as an advisor to Celloglas Ltd (printing and packaging), is chairman of Envirotec Ltd (engineering), non-executive director of F1 Core Solutions Ltd (composite technology) and a founder member of Dorson Transform Ltd, a consultancy specializing in Health Care reforms. He is a fellow and vice president of the UK Institute of Packaging, Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Development, a member of the Institute of Directors and a former member of the board of The Confederation of British Industries.

  • MA & BA – Cambridge University
  • Business Administration – Bath University
  • Advanced Management Program 99 – Harvard Business School