Sep 6, 2023  Stamford, CT

New Leadership Announced for Henkel Consumer Brands North America

Henkel Appoints Philipp Schaffer Corporate Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Henkel Consumer Brands North America

Henkel, a leading manufacturer of well-known consumer brands including Persil®, Purex®, and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners, Schwarzkopf® hair care, and Dial® soaps, announced today that it has named Philipp Schaffer Corporate Senior Vice President, and Regional Head of Henkel Consumer Brands, North America. Schaffer is based at Henkel’s North America Consumer Goods headquarters in Stamford, CT.

Schaffer was most recently with Kellogg Company for the past nine years. His prior experience includes leadership positions in Sales, Marketing, Commercial Strategy and General Management for North America, Europe, Middle East and Russia. In 2018, Schaffer moved to the United States with Kellogg taking on various responsibilities for the U.S. market with the last role being General Manager Frozen Foods North America. He started his professional career with retail and sales roles at Aldi Süd and Edeka, Germany’s largest retailers.

With his broad international management and leadership experience and his deep expertise, Schaffer is well-positioned to lead the Henkel Consumer Brands business in North America.

“I’m excited and looking forward to joining the Henkel Consumer Brands team in North America and to advance data-driven consumer-focused innovations, build on our strong brand portfolio, and enrich the lives of consumers across the United States and Canada,” said Schaffer.

Schaffer holds a Diploma in International Business from the ESB Business School, Reutlingen University; an MBA in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology; and has completed the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School as well as the General Manager Development Program at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Phil Schaffer, Corporate Senior Vice President, and Regional Head of Consumer Brands, North America