Sylvie Nicol (45), Corporate Senior Vice President Global Human Resources, has been appointed to the Henkel Management Board. Effective April 9, 2019, after Henkel’s Annual General Meeting, she will become responsible for Human Resources (HR) and Infrastructure Services. She will succeed Kathrin Menges (55). Kathrin Menges joined the company in 1999. Since 2011, she has been a member of the Henkel Management Board.
In 1996, after graduating from the ESCP Europe business school, Sylvie Nicol started her career at Henkel in marketing in the Beauty Care business unit in France. In 2010, she became Corporate Vice President and General Manager Beauty Care Retail in France. In 2013, she moved to Henkel’s headquarters in Düsseldorf, was responsible for Human Resources at Beauty Care. One year later, she became Corporate Senior Vice President and took over business responsibility as Head of Beauty Care Retail in Europe as well as Global Sales at Beauty Care. Since the beginning of 2018, Sylvie Nicol has been Corporate Senior Vice President Global Human Resources, responsible for strategic HR topics as well as for HR in the regions.
“We are very pleased that Sylvie Nicol, as an internal successor with extensive experience at Henkel, will join our Management Board team as Executive Vice President Human Resources. With her strong background and track record in both our operating business as well as in HR, she knows the company, our markets and employees very well. She gained valuable experience abroad as well as at our headquarters in Germany,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen.
Sylvie Nicol was born in France. She is married, has three sons and lives in Düsseldorf with her family.