John Penhalow (MA, MBA), with over 25 years experience, runs a consultancy operation based in France, specialising in the print, packaging and labels sectors. In addition to its other activities, his consultancy also publishes a monthly e-bulletin of abstracts called Label Press International. John first set up his own consultancy in 1984. 

Prior to this, he managed the Vienna-based export department of Boise Cascade, a major international packaging group. 

John is the author of several in-depth reports on aspects of packaging and labelling, and was instrumental in creating and expanding the highly successful Labelexpo Europe exhibition. 

John started his business career with the aviation fuel division of British Petroleum, leaving after five years to study for an MBA. 

John studied languages and economics at Cambridge University and has over the years honed his language skills. He is fluent in French, English, and German, with a working knowledge of Italian and Russian.