4/24/2013, Düsseldorf / Germany
WHU’s MBA students visit China
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Reception hosted by Henkel in Shanghai
Continuing a tradition of successful cooperation, also Henkel welcomed the MBA-group and received the students and their professors Dr. Matthias Ehrgott and Dr. Felix Reimann with a diverse program in its Shanghai-based regional headquarters. Thomas Holenia (Head of Corporate Purchasing Asia Pacific), Kate Yeo (Global Market Segment Manager Adhesives), Edward Gao (Director of Operations AO China), Juliane Hefel (Head of Indirect Material Service Asia-Pacific), Eri Sago (Regional Purchasing Manager), Nina Wang (HR Director Greater China) and TianWen Li (President of Univar China) exchanged views and information with the participants and used the opportunity to extensively discuss Henkel’s Asia business with the motivated MBA group. A particular focus was set on the rising demand for adhesive technologies in China and the relating construction of the “Dragon site”, the world’s largest adhesives factory Henkel builds in Shanghai.
A multi-faceted program of presentations and panel-discussions enabled the students to gain rich insights into the operations and strategies of Henkel in China and a lively exchange with management executives as well as employees also allowed them to expand their knowledge on the opportunities, challenges and specific characteristics of China as specific growth market and production site.
Henkel and the WHU
The WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management – is a German business school founded in 1984 and located in Vallendar near Koblenz. The renowned Private University in Germany has been cooperating with Henkel for several years now. In 2010, Henkel and WHU established the Henkel Center of Consumer Goods (HCCG) at the WHU, the first inter-disciplinary research centre for consumer goods throughout the German-speaking region.