Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Charter Next Generation
Apurva Shah is the director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at Charter Next Generation, one of the leading producers of specialty films in North America. At CNG, Apurva leads the evaluation of new technologies, innovative business models, and strategic partnerships which support CNG’s mission to be the most sustainable material supplier to the packaging industry.
Apurva has spent almost his entire career in the films and flexible packaging industry – first through several sales & marketing roles within Dow Chemical’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics business. In between his time at Dow and CNG, Apurva was at L.E.K. consulting, a London-based strategy consulting firm, where he advised private equity firms looking to invest in the packaging space. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Apurva lives in Chicago with his wife, Amy, and son, Liam.
Apurva also serves on the board of MyPlas USA, a plastic film recycler that is building a state-of-the-art facility in the greater Minneapolis area.