The Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG and chief executive officer Stefan De Loecker mutually agreed on the termination of De Loecker's executive board mandate effective June 30, 2021. Vincent Warnery was appointed as the company’s new CEO effective May 1, 2021.
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Warnery has been a member of Beiersdorf’s executive board since February 2017 and was previously responsible for the pharmacy and selective division with the Eucerin, Hansaplast, and La Prairie brands, as well as the North American business. Warnery has spent his entire professional life in the consumer health care and cosmetic industry.
Reinhard Pöllath, Ph.D., chairman of the supervisory board of Beiersdorf AG, said, "On behalf of the whole of Beiersdorf, the Supervisory Board would like to thank Mr. De Loecker for his outstanding achievements over many years. He has made a decisive and lasting contribution to the company. With the C.A.R.E.+ strategy, Mr. De Loecker focused Beiersdorf on digitalization, sustainability and internationalization, and strategically equipped the skin care company for the future. Beiersdorf will benefit considerably from this in the long term. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future and I am looking forward to staying in touch.”
De Loecker added, “I would like to thank all employees, customers and partners for the great cooperation over the past years. My goal was to strengthen Beiersdorf in an era of digital disruption and environmental challenges to keep the company on track for success in the long term. I am convinced that we have laid this foundation. I personally wish my successor as CEO, Vincent Warnery, all the best and every success on the journey ahead.”
Warnery commented, “Beiersdorf is an outstanding company with great potential and an exceptional team. I have worked closely with Stefan De Loecker on the C.A.R.E.+ strategy over the last few years. I am now looking forward to continuing this work together with the executive board and all employees to continue the company’s success.”