Henkel appoints new President

To divest their Indian FMCG division; focus on adhesives and cosmetics.

The German FMCG company, Henkel AG, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Hunter as President of the Henkel group in India with the responsibility for the consolidation, reorganization and growth of Henkel’s India operations.

With his relocation to India, the company has decided to divest their Indian FMCG division and focus on the adhesives and cosmetics businesses.

Commenting on his new role within the Henkel Group, Hunter said "Within India, we are in the midst of consolidating our core efficiencies and businesses to make a constructive difference to the market. Henkel’s long association with India since 1987 has helped us to create a foothold for ourselves among the general masses. With our fresh insights and contributions we look forward to growing rapidly and creating a value based relationship with our Indian customers that impact the society at large. The business plan for Henkel in India is to focus on closer cooperation with our customers, enhance our service capability and to achieve our full business potential.”

Hunter holds an experience of 20 years and has been a part of Henkel since 2002. Before joining Henkel, he gained rich experience with Coats Viyella, SC Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to his current position in India, Jeremy Hunter was the Country Manager of Australia and New Zealand for Henkel Adhesives business.