CDIO of Henkel: Michael Nilles


Michael Nilles has been CDIO of Henkel KGaA since 2019 overseeing Digital, IT and Ventures.

Prior, he was member of the Group Executive Board and CDO for Schindler, as well as the CEO of Schindler Digital Business AG. Prior to that, Michael held various international leadership positions at Mannesmann and Bosch Rexroth in China, the US and Europe. He began his career as a software engineer and consultant at SAP.

Michael has also served on private and public supervisory boards such as Adevinta ASA, FogHorn Systems Inc. or Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Cologne and is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.

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