Stefan De Loecker is a Belgian national and was born in Siegen (Germany) in 1967. After completing studies in Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, he began his career at the Nestlé Group, where he soon assumed international management responsibilities. In 2011, he joined Tesco plc in the UK as COO and later assumed the position of CEO of Tesco Slovakia. He joined Beiersdorf AG in 2012, initially as Senior Vice President Near East. In 2014, he was appointed to the Executive Board. He was named Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board on July 1, 2018 and became CEO on January 1, 2019. With his comprehensive strategy C.A.R.E.+, he laid the foundation for the further internationalization and digitalization of the company. On July 30, 2021 Stefan De Loecker retired from the Board.