Sao Paolo/New York/London, October 2021 – Suzano, the world's leading eucalyptus pulp and paper producer and a global
benchmark in the manufacture of bioproducts developed from eucalyptus, announces
its appointment of Cristina Gil as Executive Director of Sustainability. In
this role, Cristina will lead Suzano’s established sustainability team,
directing their focus across both environmental and social development
initiatives. She joins Suzano’s Executive Board and will report directly to the
company's Chief Executive Officer, Walter Schalka. Over the next few months,
Cristina will manage a handover of activities with Pablo Machado, who was
temporarily heading the Sustainability Executive Board. Once this handover
is completed, Machado will continue as Executive Director of Suzano’s China business.
Cristina is a specialist in education and
conservation in Latin America and the United States. She brings over 20 years
of experience working across a range of sustainability-focused roles at both
large companies and non-profit organizations to Suzano’s ESG and sustainability
focused leadership team.
Schalka, CEO of Suzano, commented: “We are delighted to announce Cristina’s
appointment to our executive board and sustainability team. At Suzano,
we recognize that our sustainability and ESG journey is far from complete.
We are committed to continuously reviewing and advancing the company’s position
in this regard and we will go on doing this in a number of ways including
investing in the strategic growth of our team.”
Gil, Executive Director of Sustainability
at Suzano, said: “When it comes to sustainability and the future of our
planet, Suzano is already one of the most forward-thinking companies in the
world. I am thrilled to have joined Suzano’s sustainability team and executive
board with whom I will work closely to continue the brilliant work already
underway, as well as drive forward new initiatives across the business to
ensure that we never fall behind our ambition to be a global sustainability
Prior to her role at Suzano, Cristina was Vice
President of Sustainability at Orbia, a community of companies bound by a
shared purpose. At Orbia, Cristina was responsible for developing and
implementing a global sustainability strategy, as well as driving,
documenting and communicating the company’s sustainability efforts. Earlier
roles also include positions at The Nature Conservancy, RARE Conservation,
Pronatura, Fundacion EDUCA and World Education and Development
Fund (United States).
Cristina is a board member of the Global
Reporting Initiative, the World Environment Center, and was recently a judge for
the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards.