Henkel names new President for North America region

Written on: August 16, 2023 by SprayTM


Henkel has named Pernille Lind Olsen as President of the North America region.

Lind Olsen also serves as Corporate Senior Vice President Adhesive Technologies Packaging & Consumer Goods, as well as Regional Head Adhesive Technologies, North America. In her role as President Henkel North America, Lind Olsen succeeds Steven Essick, who has retired after 27 years with the company. Lind Olsen is based at Henkel’s North America Adhesive Technologies headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ.

“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 American region, by delivering innovative products and sustainable solutions that help our customers solve their most urgent challenges and improve the lives of our consumers,” said Lind Olsen.

Before joining Henkel in January 2022 as Corporate VP Adhesive Technologies leading the global metals business, Lind Olsen was with the global coating supplier Hempel A/S for eight years where she held different roles as Group Product & Portfolio Director and as Group VP South & East Asia and most recently as Group VP Europe & 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 held different positions in local and global roles.

According to the company, 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 our customers and drive growth across industries and markets, the firm said in a statement.

Lind Olsen holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.