Colgate-Palmolive has announced the appointment of Henning Jakobsen as new Chief Financial Officer who will succeed Dennis Hickey. Hickey will be promoted to Vice Chairman.
Jakobsen is currently serving at the company as Vice President and Corporate Controller, having first joined in 1989. During his time at Colgate-Palmolive, Jakobsen has held financial positions that were pivotal in the company, as well as General Manager roles in Africa and Europe.
Meanwhile Hickey has been with the company since 1977 and held financial positions across both Europe and North America.
Ian Cook, Colgate’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “Colgate is enormously grateful for Dennis’s astute business and financial leadership over four decades and pleased that he will assist with this transition, providing continued counsel to our senior team and the Board of Directors.
“We look forward to Henning’s leadership as CFO, drawing on his deep knowledge of our business, and his proven track record of delivering results, shaping business strategy, and maintaining a sharp focus on business integrity.”