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Nick Shreiber is an accomplished global CEO and board director. He brings more than 30 years of experience in change leadership and business transformation with highly matrixed, multinational companies. At Merryck & Co, he has mentored Fortune 50 C-suite executives and emerging market CEOs in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial products industries.
In addition to his work at Merryck & Co, Shreiber serves on the board of The Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), a $9B international food corporation, and also on the board of North Highland, a privately-held management consulting company. In addition, he serves as board chair of the Atlanta Chamber Players.
Most recently, Shreiber was president and CEO of the Tetra Pak Group, a $14B world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. The board named him CEO during a major strategic crossroads for the privately-held company which was facing increased global competition and industry disruption. He was recognized for transforming the business through his philosophy that, “you can’t put a straightjacket on creativity.” Under his leadership, Tetra Pak implemented strategic innovation processes, increased productivity, boosted creativity, and achieved sustainable, profitable growth in the market. Prior to becoming CEO, he held international executive roles running the business in North, Central, and South America, in a career spanning 18 years with the company.
Previously, Shreiber was a partner at McKinsey & Company, with responsibility for major industrial and service sector clients in Europe and Latin America. Earlier in his career, he worked in the footwear and textile industries.
Complementing his corporate experience, Shreiber has served as an advisory board member of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, the IESE Business School in Spain, and the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows. Previously, he spent 15 months as an Executive in Residence at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a leading global business school in Switzerland.
Shreiber is Argentine by birth and Russian-Scottish by descent. He graduated summa cum laude in industrial engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and earned his MBA at IMD. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been a panel member at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As an advocate and champion of higher education, he funds “Shreiber Scholarships” at universities in both the U.S. and Argentina. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and his French is conversational. He is married and has two sons.
“To have the help and support of a mentor who has ‘been there and done that’ is critical and in that respect, [my mentor] was the perfect mentoring partner for me”