Annual Report 2013

Management Board

Driving excellence in execution

In 2013, the Henkel Management Board and top management gathered for their annual strategy session at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. They discussed with Harvard professors major business trends and strategic initiatives ranging from digitization to winning in emerging markets. As a result, clear roadmaps for execution of these initiatives have been developed – all aligned toward one goal: achieving our ambitious targets by 2016.

Kasper Rorsted
Chairman of the Management Board


Born in Aarhus, Denmark
on February 24, 1962;
with Henkel since 2005.

Kathrin Menges
Executive Vice President
Human Resources /
Infrastructure Services

Born in Pritzwalk, Germany
on October 16, 1964;
with Henkel since 1999.

Carsten Knobel
Executive Vice President
Finance (CFO) / Purchasing /
Integrated Business Solutions

Born in Marburg / Lahn, Germany
on January 11, 1969;
with Henkel since 1995.

Bruno Piacenza
Executive Vice President
Laundry & Home Care

Born in Paris, France
on December 22, 1965;
with Henkel since 1990.

Hans Van Bylen
Executive Vice President
Beauty Care

Born in Berchem, Belgium
on April 26, 1961;
with Henkel since 1984.

Jan-Dirk Auris
Executive Vice President
Adhesive Technologies

Born in Cologne, Germany
on February 1, 1968;
with Henkel since 1984.