“We are very pleased to appoint Jens-Martin Schwärzler as Board Member to lead our Beauty Care business in the future. He has broad international experience and deep understanding of our Beauty Care business,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. “We would like to thank Pascal Houdayer for his commitment and valuable contributions to our Home Care and subsequently to our Beauty Care business. We wish him all the best and success for his future career.”
Schwärzler joined Henkel in 1992. Since the beginning of 2015, he has been responsible for the Henkel Consumer Goods Business in North America. Under his leadership, Henkel successfully launched leading brands like Persil or Schwarzkopf in the North American market. Following the acquisition of Sun Products Corporation in 2016, he led the integration process as well as the relocation of Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business and the Beauty Care business to a new combined site in Stamford, CT.
Between 2008 and 2014, Schwärzler was responsible for the global marketing of body, skin and oral care in the Beauty Care business unit. In addition, he was responsible for the Cosmetic Retail Business in Western Europe as well as International Sales at Beauty Care. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions within the Laundry & Home Care business unit. He holds a master degree in economics from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim.
Houdayer joined Henkel in 2011.