01/03/2011, Düsseldorf / Germany


Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza start their Management Board tenures


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Planned changes to Henkel Management Board completed on January 1, 2011

January 1, 2011 saw Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza take up their posts on the Henkel Management Board. Auris has assumed responsibility for running the Adhesive Technologies business sector, succeeding Thomas Geitner who resigned his position for personal reasons. Piacenza also joined the Board at the start of the year, being due on March 1, 2011 to succeed Dr. Friedrich Stara as the Henkel Management Board member responsible for the Laundry & Home Care business sector. Dr. Friedrich Stara intends to take retirement as of the end of February 2011.

Jan-Dirk Auris (42) has been with Henkel since 1984. From 2008, he was President of Henkel Asia-Pacific and also responsible for the Adhesives business in this region. Prior to joining the Henkel Management Board, Bruno Piacenza (44) was Corporate Senior Vice President responsible for the Cosmetics business in the regions Western Europe, Middle East/North Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as being President of Henkel France. Born in France, he has been with Henkel for 20 years, during which time he has filled a number of management positions.

“I am delighted that, with Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza, we have been able to appoint two internal successors. This truly underlines the quality and successful development of the managerial staff in our company,” commented Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA