THE WHAT? Henkel has named Stefan Pichler President of its Benelux unit, and General Manager Henkel Consumer Brands, Benelux, succeeding Ivan De Jonghe, who is leaving the company, according to a report published by Retail Detail.
THE DETAILS Pichler has worked for the manufacturer of Schwarzkopf for 15 years, most recently as General Manager Laundry & Home Care, Benelux. In his new role, he will be responsible for the 750 employees and seven locations in the region as well as heading up the Henkel Consumer Brands division there.
THE WHY? The management change is part of Henkel’s wider restructuring drive, says Retail Detail. Pichler noted, per Retail Detail, “We have a very strong base in the Benelux, with a very committed team, a strong brand portfolio as well as solid and long-standing relationships with partners and customers.”