Changes in the Executive Board of Beiersdorf AG

Supervisory Board appoints two new members to the Board

  • Patrick Rasquinet to take over Pharmacy & Selective division effective July 1, 2021
  • Oswald Barckhahn to join the Executive Board as of October 15, 2021, and to assume responsibility for Europe and North America after transition

Hamburg, June 29, 2021 – The Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG has appointed two new members to the Executive Board: Patrick Rasquinet (53) and Oswald Barckhahn (53). Effective July 1, 2021, Rasquinet will take over responsibility for the Pharmacy & Selective division (Eucerin, Hansaplast, La Prairie) from Vincent Warnery, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beiersdorf on May 1, 2021. Rasquinet began his career at Beiersdorf in 1993. He has spent his entire career in the cosmetics industry, working across four continents in Belgium, Brazil, South Korea, Russia, and the USA. Since 2010, he has led the Zurich-based selective cosmetics brand La Prairie.

Barckhahn joins the company from Jacobs Douwe Egberts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he was President Europe and Head of Global Sales and E-Commerce. Barckhahn will be appointed to Beiersdorf’s Executive Board effective October 15, 2021. After a transition phase he will assume responsibility for the cosmetics business in Europe and North America. Barckhahn will succeed Thomas Ingelfinger who will retire in 2022. Prior to joining Beiersdorf, Barckhahn held different executive management positions with PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble in Europe and North and South America.

“Patrick Rasquinet and Oswald Barckhahn bring a balanced mix to the Beiersdorf Executive Board, with their successful and truly global track records, combining inside and outside experiences,” said Reinhard Pöllath, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Beiersdorf welcomes them to the C.A.R.E.+ effort of healthy growth.”

Vincent Warnery, Chief Executive Officer of Beiersdorf, added: “I am very glad that Patrick Rasquinet and Oswald Barckhahn will further strengthen our management team. Both have demonstrated strategic vision and management experience that are needed to continue to lead the Pharmacy & Selective division and our businesses in Europe and North America into a successful future.”

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