Henkel appoints new chief digital officer

Henkel appoints new chief digital officer

5:50 AM, 24th March 2017
Henkel appoints new chief digital officer
Rahmyn Kress named as new chief digital officer of Henkel.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY: Henkel has named Rahmyn Kress as a chief digital officer to accelerate Henkel’s digital activities. He is currently the managing director, technology ecosystem & ventures at Accenture.

He will report directly to Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. Rahmyn Kress will join Henkel in the second quarter to steer and coordinate the digital activities across all business units. As a chief digital officer (CDO), he will focus on driving digital scale, building digital capabilities and leading digital projects across the entire company.

Henkel has defined “Accelerate Digitalization” as one of its strategic priorities through to 2020 and beyond, aiming to successfully grow its business, strengthen the relationships with its customers and consumers, optimise its processes and advance digitalization across the entire company.

Kress has more than 25 years of professional experience in developing and implementing digital strategies. He gained extensive international expertise across different industries. He has been with Accenture since 2010, where he held several executive roles from being the CEO & president of an Accenture digital subsidiary in a digital supply chain, managing director, telecom, media & technology.

“We are pleased that Rahmyn Kress will join our global team. His knowledge and skills will help us to further accelerate our digital strategy. This appointment marks another step in implementing our strategic priorities for Henkel through to 2020 and beyond,” said Bylen.

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