Henkel Appoints Christoph Kaul As General Manager Of Kenra Professional
Henkel recently appointed Christoph Kaul to the role of General Manager of Kenra Professional, a brand in the company’s Beauty Care Hair Professional portfolio in North America. In his new role, Kaul will be responsible for leading and developing the Kenra Professional team and building upon the brand’s ongoing commitment to innovation, which began in 1929 in Indianapolis. After decades of exponential growth, Kenra Professional is now a leading professional brand under the Henkel umbrella, having been acquired by the global consumer goods company in 2014. Kaul will oversee the Kenra Professional brand’s approximately 70 employees out of Henkel’s Beauty Care Hair Professional Headquarters in Culver City.
Kaul joined the Henkel Beauty Care team in 2013, with his most recent role prior to this appointment having been Vice President of Marketing for Kenra Professional. His background includes more than 10 years in the Beauty Professional industry, with roles in sales, local marketing and global marketing with leading beauty care companies. Among other key product and brand initiatives during his tenure at Henkel, Kaul was instrumental as leader of the most recent relaunch of the popular Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME product line.
ʺI am thrilled to assume leadership of this iconic, growing brand,” said Christoph. ʺThe tremendous growth of Kenra Professional continues to pave the way for exciting new Page 2/2 developments that will surely delight our dedicated audience of professional stylists and savvy consumers alike, and I am looking forward to continuing to advance our success story.ʺ
“Christoph’s results-driven nature and significant experience in the beauty industry aligned to make him the natural choice to fill this role,” said Stefan Mund, Regional Head, Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional North America. “I’m confident that he will continue to elevate this important, growing brand into the future.”