On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the Full-Time MBA class of 2023 at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management had the opportunity to welcome the Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Leadership Team from Henkel—one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of consumer goods—as part of the Strategic Sourcing course held by Professor Lutz Kaufmann. Back at the WHU Duesseldorf Campus, the students gathered together to discuss current topics with Henkel managers stationed across the globe.
In three highly interactive sessions, the experts shared valuable insights from their experiences working at Henkel and the current challenges they face. Thomas Holenia, Corporate Vice President of Purchasing, shared his personal leadership journey at the company. Rafael Parusel, Head of Purchasing Logistics, gave students a more detailed view of Henkel’s approach to supply chain resilience before colleagues Astrid Bosten and Michael Dreja discussed with the group the importance of sustainability at the company.
WHU would like to thank the CPO’s executive assistant Anne-Laure Bremond and Henkel’s Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Leadership Team for the inspiring discussions and is looking forward to welcoming them again next year to WHU’s MBA program!