Friedrich Stara joins Henkel Management Board

06 Jul '05
3 min read

German cosmetic company Henkel has planned to change in the Management Board of Henkel KGaA has now taken place. Having reached the Company's mandatory retirement age, Klaus Morwind, Executive Vice President Laundry & Home Care, and Uwe Specht, Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Toiletries, have resigned from their offices as members of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA.

Morwind's successor is Friedrich Stara (56). Specht's position has been taken over by Hans Van Bylen (44).

With the appointment of Friedrich Stara and Hans Van Bylen to the Management Board of Henkel KGaA, the Company's top management has become even more international than before.

Friedrich Stara has been with Henkel since 1976, holding different positions in the Laundry & Home Care business in Austria and Germany. Since 1998, Austrian-born Stara has been President of Henkel Central Eastern Europe, responsible for the overall Henkel business in Central and Eastern Europe, which is managed from Vienna, Austria.

Hans Van Bylen has been with Henkel in various international positions since 1984. Following assignments in the Laundry & Home Care business sector, Belgian-born Van Bylen joined Cosmetics/Toiletries in 1991. Prior to his appointment to the Management Board, he was responsible for Henkel's international Hair Care and its overseas cosmetics business.

"The choice of the successors demonstrates again that we strengthen the internationalization of our businesses through international management," says Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA.

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