Henkel has appointed Hans Van Bylen to succeed Kasper Rorsted as CEO effective from May 1, 2016, as the latter has decided not to renew his current contract beyond 2017, and will leave the company at his own request as of April 30, 2016.
Van Bylen´s successful career at Henkel started in 1984 and he serves as member of the Management Board since 2005, responsible for the Beauty Care business. The appointment to CEO already in spring will enable him to leading the development of the new strategy which Henkel will announce at the end of this year and driving its successful execution.
¨I am honored by the confidence which is expressed through this appointment. I am looking forward to shape the future of our company together with my colleagues at the Management Board and an excellent global team,¨ said Van Bylen.
¨With Van Bylen as new CEO we have named a strong successor. He is an excellent choice and a Management Board member at Henkel.
I wish Hans Van Bylen all the best in his new role,¨ said Dr Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders´ Committee.