Henkel Names President of North America Region

Pernille Lind Olsen (pictured) was appointed president of Henkel North America. Photo courtesy of Henkel.

Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany), a leading manufacturer of well-known consumer brands and a global leader in the industrial business for adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings, announced that it has named Pernille Lind Olsen as president of the North America region. Lind Olsen is based at Henkel’s North America Adhesive Technologies headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA. 

Lind Olsen also serves as corporate senior vice president of adhesives technologies packaging and consumer goods, and regional head adhesive technologies, North America. In her new role as president, she succeeds Steven Essick, who has retired after 27 years with the company. 

Says Lind Olsen, “I am excited to take on this role and together with my fellow leadership team and our colleagues across the region continue building on our strong position in the North America region by delivering innovative products and sustainable solutions that help our customers solve their most urgent challenges and improve the lives of our consumers.” 

Lind Olsen joined Henkel in January 2022 as corporate vice president of adhesive technologies, leading the global metals business. Previously, she was with the global coating supplier Hempel A/S for eight years, where he held roles as group product and portfolio director, group vice president for South and East Asia, and, most recently, as group vice president for Europe and Africa. In both regional roles, she was a member of Hempel’s operational management board. Before that, she started her professional career at Novozymes and earned a Master’s in political science from the University of Copenhagen. 

Lind Olsen is well-positioned to lead Henkel North America with an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset, shaped by her significant global market knowledge and business development experiences. Her background in leading diverse and high-performing teams will empower the Henkel North America teams to bring value to customers and drive growth across industries and markets. 

“I believe that we have an enormous potential to bring our company purpose—pioneers at heart for the good of generations—to life by playing together as a team and by leveraging the market know-how and collaborative spirit of the Henkel team,” says Lind Olsen. 

Source: Henkel, www.henkel-northamerica.com