Executive BoardSuccess Depends on an Efficient Structure

Our Executive Board directs our company and manages our business. Its remit is to act in our company’s best interests while increasing our long-term value.  The Executive Board is organised to take maximum advantage of cross-brand expertise and numerous synergies and structured to create a coherent and consistent impression of our company.

The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Executive Board.

Members of the Executive Board

Stefan F. Heidenreich
Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Development / Internal Audit / Pharmacy
Japan / La Prairie Group
Purchasing / Production / Logistics
Germany / Switzerland

Born 1962 in Bremerhaven
Studies of Business Administration in Kiel (Germany)
1987 – 1992 Brand Manager Procter & Gamble
1992 – 1993 Marketing Director Eastern Europe / GM Czech Republic & Slovakia Reckitt Benckiser
1994 – 1996 Managing Director Marketing & Sales Bertelsmann
1996 – 2004 Member of the Executive Board Hero Gruppe
2004 – 2011 Chief Executive Officer Hero Gruppe
since 2012 Chief Executive Officer Beiersdorf AG

Jesper Andersen
Member of the Executive Board
Finance / Controlling / Legal / Compliance / IT
Quality Assurance

Born 1970 in Denmark  
1992 – 1994 Masters Degree in Economics and Business Administration in The Aarhus School of Business  
1994 – 1997 Financial Analyst Colgate Palmolive Nordic, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997 – 1999 SAP Cost Development Manager Colgate Palmolive (European Project), Brussels, Belgium
1999 – 2003 Supply Chain Financial Controller
Colgate Palmolive France, Paris, France
2003 – 2005 European Supply Chain Controller
Colgate Palmolive Europe Division, Geneva, Switzerland
2006 – 2007 Finance Director Oral Care Division Colgate Palmolive North America Division, New York, US
2007 – 2009 Finance Director Colgate Palmolive Greece, Athens, Greece
2009 – 2012 Divisional Controller Europe & South Pacific Colgate Palmolive Europe, Geneva Switzerland
2012 – 2014 Vice President Finance ASIA Division Colgate Palmolive Asia MSA, Hong Kong
2014 – 2015 Vice President Finance North America Division Colgate Palmolive North America Division, New York, US
As from Mai 2015 Member of the Executive Board Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany

Ralph Gusko
Member of the Executive Board
Brand Management Consumer / Research & Development
Asia Pacific (Northeast and Southeast Asia (excl. Japan), Australia)

 

Born 1961 in Cologne, Germany
Bi-national business study with major in Marketing in Saarbrücken (Germany) and Metz (France) 
1988 – 1990 Marketing Trainee Beiersdorf AG
1990 – 1993 Marketing Manager Do-it-Yourself Products, tesa France
1993 – 1995 Product Manager Innovation, International Consumer Marketing, tesa Division
1995 – 1997 Liason Officer South Korea
1997 – 2001 General Manager South Korea
2001 – 2005 Marketing Manager Germany for NIVEA Face / Bath / Hair Care
2005 – 2009 General Manager Thailand, Indochina & Region West Asia
2009 – 2011 General Manager Northern Europe
since 2011 Executive Board Member

Thomas Ingelfinger
Member of the Executive Board
Europe (excl. Germany / Switzerland)

 
  Born 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany  
  Studies of Business Administration in Constance (Germany), Grenoble (France), and Rutgers (USA)  
1986 – 1988 Marketing Trainee Beiersdorf AG
1988 – 1991 Product Manager France
1991 – 1992 International Brand Manager
1993 – 1997 Managing Director UK
1997 – 2005

Marketing Director Germany

2005 – 2014 Managing Director Italy
2011 – 2014 General Manager Southern Europe
since July 2014 Executive Board Member

Stefan De Loecker
Member of the Executive Board
Near East (incl. Africa, Middle East, India, Turkey, Russia / Ukraine / CIS)
Americas (North and Latin America)

  Born 1967 in Siegen, Germany  
  Studies of Applied Economic Sciences with specialization in Finance & Accounting in Antwerp (Belgium)  
1990 – 1991 Commercial Trainee Nestlé Belgilux n.v.
1991 – 1996 Product Manager
Culinary Products 
1996 – 1998 Marketing Manager
Chilled Dairy Products
1998 – 1999 Key Account Manager
Chilled Dairy Products
1999 – 2001 Marketing Manager
Strategic Business Unit Dairy
Nestlé S.A., Switzerland
2001 – 2003 Managing Director
Milchfrischprodukte GmbH
Nestlé
Deutschland AG
2003 – 2006 Managing Director Nestlé Schöller GmbH & Co KG
2007 – 2008 Managing Director Maggi GmbH
2007 – 2008 Member of the Executive Board Nestlé Germany AG
2008 – 2011 Chief Executive Officer Nestlé Rossiya LLC, Russia
2011 Chief Operating Officer Tesco plc, UK
2011 – 2012 Chief Executive Officer Tesco Slovakia, Slovak Republic
2012 – 2014 Corporate Senior Vice President
Near East Region
Beiersdorf AG
since July 2014 Executive Board Member

 

Zhengrong Liu
Member of the Executive Board
Human Resources / Corporate Communications / Sustainability / Labor Relations Director

Born 1968 in Shanghai, China  
  Education / Political Science and Anglo American Study in Shanghai (China) and Cologne (Germany)  
1998 - 2001 Head of Human Resources Bayer Group, China
2002 Deputy General Manager Bayer (China) Ltd.
2002 - 2004 Regional Vice President
Human Resources
Bayer Polymers Asia Pacific
2004 – 2013 Group Senior Vice President
Human Resources
LANXESS AG
Sep 2013 -
June 2014
Corporate Senior Vice President Human Resources and Services Beiersdorf AG
since July 2014 Executive Board Member