May 31, 2021 Düsseldorf / Germany
Wolfgang König new Executive Vice President Beauty Care
As of June 1, 2021, Wolfgang König (49) will join the Henkel Management Board as Executive Vice President for the Beauty Care business unit. He succeeds Jens-Martin Schwärzler who has left Henkel after more than 28 years with the company.
“We are very glad to welcome Wolfgang König as new Member of the Henkel Management Board and Executive Vice President for our Beauty Care business and wish him much success for his tasks,” said Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Shareholders’ Committee and the Supervisory Board.
Wolfgang König has more than 25 years of experience in the FMCG industry. He started his career in 1996 at Beiersdorf as Brand and Key Account Manager in Germany and the US. In 2005, he joined Colgate-Palmolive in Germany as Marketing Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Subsequently, he moved to the US as Global Marketing Director for the Personal Care division and to Mexico where he became General Manager Marketing & Innovation for the LATAM region, with responsibility for all categories. In 2012, he took over the position as General Manager for the Northern Europe region at Kellogg Company with commercial responsibility across 23 countries. Following various roles with increasing management responsibility at Kellogg Company in Europe and the US and he was eventually appointed Category President Kellogg North America, responsible for a 6.7 billion USD business.
Wolfgang König holds a masters degree in Business/Economics (Diplom-Ökonom) from the University of Kassel. He was born on May 2, 1972. He is married and has three children.