Diethard Engel​ 1

Diethard Engel

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Diethard Engel

Professional Background

  • 30 years of professional experience
  • Career with global players like Unilever, ICI or Henkel
  • Finance Executive
  • Business Management diploma; specialized in Organizational Development and Innovation Management
  • Internationally seasoned with six years tenure in the US and two years in the UK
  • German and English fluency

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Executive experience in Finance and Controlling, business restructuring, project management, change management, implementation of IT systems and people management in complex organizations
  • Manager in charge of the integration of the global Acheson business into Henkel, including a full restructuring program
  • Leader of the global strategic portfolio management initiative in Henkel’s automotive business 
  • Process-savvy and interface-conscious CFO, owing to broad functional exposure in the realms of Executive Management, Finance, Business Systems and Supply Chain. 
  • Culturally-sensitive with the right mix of drive for results and emotional intelligence, gained across many international projects with diverse teams

Project Highlights

  • Chemicals: CFO and FD roles; integration and turnaround of the National Starch & Chemical Performance Polymers business; turnaround of the Alco Chemical European subsidiary
  • Mechanical & Plant Engineering: CFO of Dematic Europe; PMI Manager for integration of the European SDI Group, including implementation of a restructuring program
  • Vehicle Construction: PMI Manager of KION’s global Egemin and Dematic businesses
  • FMCG: PMO/Integration Lead for Gala Group globally; integration and synergy project definition/implementation in a buy-and-build strategy
  • Life Sciences: Integration Manager of DowDuPont’s agriscience business, a.k.a. Corteva, for the DACH region, going along with a carve-out, site closures and new HQ-setup
  • Other: Wind-down of Dematic’s Luxembourg HQs; Commercial Project Director in multi-million-Euro Plant Engineering projects; High-tech start-up CEO 

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