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Wolfgang König (48), currently Category President Kellogg North America, will join the Henkel Management Board as Executive Vice President for the Beauty Care business effective June 1, 2021. He succeeds Jens-Martin Schwärzler (57) who will not be available for another term. He has been with Henkel for more than 28 years and has led Henkel Beauty Care since 2017.
Despite the continued challenging economic environment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Henkel expects a very strong organic sales growth in the first quarter of 2021. According to preliminary figures, Henkel expects for the first quarter organic sales growth (excluding the impact of currency effects and acquisitions/divestments) of around 7 percent, significantly above current market expectations of around 3.5 percent.