2016 The Year in Review

Some Boardroom Changes at the Top

© adidas Group (photographer: Hannah Hlavacek)
The faces of a new era at companies in Germany's blue-chip DAX Index. Source: Adidas Group, Henkel
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Kasper Rorsted, Henkel’s chief executive, left the consumer goods conglomerate in January after eight years to become CEO of Adidas. In May, Henkel appointed Belgian-born Hans Van Bylen as its new chief executive. Another DAX corporation sought a new chief executive: Munich Re, which will see retiring CEO Nikolaus von Bomhard leave after 12 years at the reinsurer in April 2017 to be replaced by Joachim Wenning, a Munich Re board member.

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