23 Oca 2023  Düsseldorf / Germany

Henkel appoints new Management Board member for the adhesives business

Mark Dorn to become new Executive Vice President Adhesive Technologies

Effective February 1, 2023, Mark Dorn (49), currently Senior Vice President at Henkel with responsibility for the Adhesive Technologies business in the Asia-Pacific region, will be appointed Executive Vice President and member of the Management Board responsible for the Adhesive Technologies business unit. He succeeds Jan-Dirk Auris, who will leave the company at the end of January 2023 after around 35 years of successful service.

“We are pleased that Mark Dorn will be leading our Adhesive Technologies business unit in the future. He has broad and long-term experience in international industrial businesses and knows the Adhesive Technologies business unit, our businesses, and customers very well. At the same time, he brings a wide range of experience from other leading companies in the chemical industry to his new role. During his career, he has successfully managed various operating businesses areas in Germany and abroad and held leadership positions in different functions such as marketing and strategy. This is an excellent foundation to successfully advance our Adhesive Technologies business and take it to the next level. We wish him all the best and success for his new role“, said Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and Shareholders' Committee of Henkel.

“The appointment of Mark Dorn will ensure a smooth transition in the leadership of our Adhesives Technologies business unit in a challenging environment. I'm looking forward to working with Mark Dorn and I am confident that he, together with the global leadership team of Adhesive Technologies, will leverage the global leading market position of this business unit to further increase its growth and profitability in the coming years”, added Henkel CEO Carsten Knobel.

Mark Dorn started his career at Henkel in 1992. At Cognis, the spin-off of Henkel's chemicals division at the end of 1999, he held various management positions including sales and supply chain, marketing, and strategy. In 2010, he became head of the For