09/26/2011, Düsseldorf, Germany
New member at the Henkel Management Board
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Kathrin Menges appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources
Kathrin Menges started her professional career in human resources in 1990 at Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG. In 1999, she joined Henkel, initially at Schwarzkopf in Hamburg, and later on from 2005 at the corporate headquarters in Düsseldorf. In 2009, she was appointed Corporate Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources.
“As a global company, Henkel competes for the best talents around the world. We enjoy an excellent reputation as an employer who develops talents within the company. I am looking forward to contributing with a strategic human resources management to the continued success of Henkel,” said Kathrin Menges.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of 15,092 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,862 million euros in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.