5/17/2011, Düsseldorf / Germany


Markus Dinslacken new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion

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New Head of Diversity Management at Henkel

Henkel employs around 48,000 people from over 110 nations. More than 80 percent of these work outside of Germany and more than half in emerging countries. Henkel is thus one of the most internationally aligned German companies. In addition, almost 30 percent of the managing positions at Henkel are held by women. In light of this, diversity management has always been an important issue for Henkel and is overseen globally by a centrally managed organizational unit.

Markus Dinslacken is Henkel’s new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion. Dinslacken follows Anke Meier who, after three years of successfully heading this unit, will take up new responsibilities in the company.

"Diversity is a key driver of our business success", says Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board. "We are convinced that diverse teams, that is teams of different nationalities, gender and experience, contribute substantially to better understanding our different markets and further improving our performance."

The 42-year-old Dinslacken has over ten years’ international experience in various functions in IT and HR management at Henkel in both Germany and the USA.

Diversity management at Henkel
As expressed in both its Code of Conduct and its Code of Teamwork and Leadership, Henkel is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and is keen to harness the benefits of such an approach for the good of the company. Alongside corporate guidelines that define the framework for all measures implemented in this field worldwide, Henkel has developed a Diversity Cockpit that monitors developments in internationality, gender and age in Henkel’s global structure. Henkel also signed Germany’s “Charta der Vielfalt” (Diversity Charter) in 2007, as a public expression of its commitment in this domain.

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