Neha Phale joins Finnish food packaging firm Huhtamaki as Head of Public Affairs, India

Neha Phale, formerly with Welspun India Limited has joined Huhtamaki India Limited as the head of public affairs and member of the flexible packaging India leadership team.

In this role, Neha will support the delivery of Huhtamaki’s 2030 growth strategy and the positioning of Huhtamaki as a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions in India.

She will be responsible for stakeholder communications and developing partnerships with key stakeholders working towards delivering sustainable packaging solutions and managing public affairs issues.

Speaking about Phale's appointment, Sudip Mall, managing director, Huhtamaki India, said, “Neha brings with her sound experience of B2B communications that will benefit us, as we engage with stakeholders to protect food, people and the planet. Huhtamaki, in conjunction with others has an important role in providing sustainable packaging solutions in India which help drive towards a circular economy and we look to Neha to work with key stakeholders and spearhead our public affairs agenda to support the organization's larger purpose.”

Speaking about her appointment at Huhtamaki India, Neha said, “I am delighted to join a company that is focused on delivering benefits to society and am excited to be part of the next growth phase of the company in India.”

Neha has over 15 years of experience in communications and public affairs. She was previously with Welspun India Limited where she was responsible for shaping the company’s overall communication strategy as well as creating and managing relationships between internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to that, Neha held senior communications and public affairs roles at Huntsman International and Dow Chemical.