Birgit Rausing & family was bornon 1919 in Sweden. She and her 3 children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval after her husband's death in 2000. The $12 billion (sales) company's breakthrough aseptic packaging technology makes it possible to store beverages like milk and orange juice without refrigeration; some criticize the innovation for being difficult to recycle. All of her children sit on Tetra Laval's board; son Jörn is head of mergers and acquisitions. Son Finn is chairman of the board of the Swedish R.R. Institute of Applied Economics. Daughter Kirsten is a horse breeder in the U.K. The family keeps a low profile, which may have something to do with the 1989 attempted kidnapping of Jörn.
Dennis Jönsson, CEO Tetra Pak inaugurated Gad & Birgit Rausing Library on Thursday, March 17, 2011
When Gad died in 2000, his wife Birgit and their three children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval
In 1996, Gad bought his brother's half of the company
In 1944 her father-in-law Ruben Rausing (1895–1983) founded Tetra Pak, which revolutionized the packaging of liquids such as juices and milk
Birgit Rausing (born 1924) is a Swedish art historian and philanthropist, the widow of Gad Rausing (1922–2000)
She is the daughter of Swedish landscape painter Henry Mayne (1891–1975)