Mr. Winkel spent more than four years in premium hair care at Kao Brands Europe, where he was responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. After expanding the Guhl brand, he successfully integrated the acquisition of John Frieda. Prior to that, Mr. Winkel worked at Procter & Gamble, where he handled a variety of different sales and marketing tasks for Germany, Eastern Europe and Switzerland. Most recently, he ran the OTC product sector of Novartis. Eder Ramos, Mr. Winkel’s predecessor, will now lead the South American region for Symrise Scent & Care.