April 2021

Beiersdorf’s Vincent Warnery to assume role of CEO in May

Vincent Warnery will become Beiersdorf’s new CEO on May 1, according to the company’s Supervisory Board. Warnery has been a member of Beiersdorf’s Executive Board since February 2017 and was previously responsible for the North American business.

Vincent Warnery

Warnery succeeds Stefan De Loecker, who will help the transition through June 30.

“On behalf of the whole of Beiersdorf, the Supervisory Board would like to thank Mr. De Loecker for his outstanding achievements over many years,” said Reinhard Pöllath, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG. “He has made a decisive and lasting contribution to the company.”

“With the C.A.R.E.+ strategy, Mr. De Loecker focused Beiersdorf on digitalization, sustainability and internationalization and strategically equipped the skin care company for the future” Pöllath continued. “Beiersdorf will benefit considerably from this in the long term. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future and I am looking forward to stay in touch.”

“My goal was to strengthen Beiersdorf in an era of digital disruption and environmental challenges to keep the company on track for success in the long term,” said Stefan De Loecker. “I am convinced that we have laid this foundation. I personally wish my successor as CEO, Vincent Warnery, all the best and every success on the journey ahead.”

Warnery began his career in Marketing at Procter & Gamble in 1991. In 1996 he joined L’Oréal, where he successively held various marketing positions as well as regional GM positions in Portugal, Germany, Latin America, Japan and France. In 2011, he moved to Sanofi, where he developed and led the Global Consumer Health Care Division until 2017. Warnery then joined Beiersdorf where he headed Pharmacy & Selective brands (Eucerin, Hansaplast and La Prairie). Since 2020, Warnery has overseen Beiersdorf North America.