11/17/2009, Düsseldorf / Germany


Carsten Tilger appointed Henkel’s new Chief Communications Officer

Carsten Tilger, 42, will assume the position of Head of Corporate Communications at Henkel effective March 1, 2010. As Corporate Senior Vice President he will report directly to Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board. Carsten Tilger will succeed Dr. Marcus Kuhnert, who is currently heading Corporate Communications on an interim basis in addition to his function as Chief Strategy Officer.

„We are very pleased that an internationally experienced communications expert who has been successful both as a journalist and in the industrial sector will join us”, says Kasper Rorsted.

Holding a Master’s degree in economics and being a trained business journalist,  Carsten Tilger started his professional career with Hoechst AG in 1997. In 2000 he became Head of Global Media Relations and in 2003 Head of Corporate Communications of Aventis SA, France. Before assuming the position as Head of Corporate Communications of Syngenta AG, Switzerland, in 2006, he headed Corporate Communications at Kabel Deutschland.