Board member and head of Henkel's Adhesive Technologies business unit, Jan-Dirk Auris, will step down from the company at the end of January 2023, the company said in a statement.
Auris and the company have jointly decided to forego the extension of his existing contract, scheduled to expire at the end of 2023.
Dr Simone Bagel-Trah, chair of the supervisory board and shareholders' committee at Henkel commented, "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."
Background At Henkel
Auris joined Henkel in 1987 with an apprenticeship in industrial management.
Subsequently, he took on roles with increasing responsibility, including key account manager and sales manager in Germany and international positions in North America and Asia.
He has been with Henkel for around 35 years, and joined its management board in 2011 with responsibility for leading the Adhesive Technologies business unit.
Chief executive of Henkel, Carsten Knobel added, "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."
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