Nov 11, 2022  Düsseldorf / Germany

Change in the Henkel Management Board

Henkel today announced that Jan-Dirk Auris, the Board member responsible for the Adhesive Technologies business unit, will conclude his longstanding and successful service to the company at the end of January 2023, following the joint decision to forego a prolongation of his existing contract, which is scheduled to expire at the end of 2023. He will support the handover of responsibility to his successor.

"In more than three decades at Henkel, Jan-Dirk Auris has always put himself at the service of our company and recorded many achievements. Under his leadership, the Adhesive Technologies business unit has developed very successfully over the past decade. Today the business is the undisputed global leader in its industry. For us, this is the right time to address the succession at the helm of this business unit. We are very grateful to Jan-Dirk Auris for his great commitment and highly successful work for our company and wish him all the best for his future," said Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and Shareholders' Committee of Henkel.

"Jan-Dirk Auris has made an exceptional and very successful career at Henkel. Around 35 years with the company, 12 of which as a member of the Management Board – that is a truly impressive achievement. His passion for the business, combined with a deep knowledge of markets and customers, as well as his ability to develop successful teams and leaders, have always been of great value to Henkel," added Carsten Knobel, CEO of Henkel.

Jan-Dirk Auris (54) has been with Henkel for around 35 years and since 2011 has been a member of the Management Board with responsibility for the Adhesive Technologies business unit, which with sales of more than 10 billion euros is the global leader in adhesives, sealants, and coatings. He began his career at Henkel in 1987 with an apprenticeship in industrial management. Following roles as key account manager and sales manager in Germany, he took on positions with increasing international responsibility in North America and Asia before he became a member of the Management Board at the beginning of 2011.

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