12/16/2010, Düsseldorf / Germany

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Birgit Ziesche to head Internal Communications at Henkel

Effective February 1, 2011, Birgit Ziesche, 43, will assume the position of Global Head of Internal Communications at Henkel. In this function she will report directly to Carsten Tilger, Corporate Senior Vice President Corporate Communications. Ziesche will succeed Katrin Latki, who is currently heading Internal Communications on an interim basis and will continue to be part of the Internal Communications team.

Birgit Ziesche holds a masters degree in social and business communication from the University of Berlin. She started her career in the Marketing department of Volkswagen BKK. In 2000 she joined Volkswagen AG where she assumed the position of Head of Internal Communications at the corporate headquarters in 2003.

“We are very pleased to welcome at Henkel such an experienced communications professional. Birgit Ziesche will significantly strengthen our global team and shape our internal communications strategy and organization for the future,” said Carsten Tilger, Head of Corporate Communications at Henkel.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA