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Hempel welcomes sustainability champion Emilie Barriau as its new Chief Technology Officer”.

Emilie Barriau Named Chief Technology Officer of Hempel

Hempel welcomes sustainability champion Emilie Barriau as its new Chief Technology Officer”.

Hempel welcomes Emilie Barriau as its new Chief Technology Officer, a position within the executive group management team. This appointment aligns with the company’s Double Impact strategy, which emphasizes innovation and sustainability. The new technology executive vice president will oversee R&D, procurement, and sustainability within the company.

Barriau has 15 years of international experience in senior innovation roles at Henkel Adhesives Technologies and Ecolab. Her background in serving industries such as transport, metals, and electronics on a global scale has prepared her for this new role at Hempel. She is excited to join the team and lead innovation efforts at Hempel while working towards impactful sustainable solutions alongside customers, suppliers, and partners.

Michael Hansen, the group president and CEO, expressed excitement about Barriau joining the team. He believes that elevating innovation to the executive leadership level underscores Hempel’s commitment to delivering value to customers through creative thinking and groundbreaking ideas. Barriau’s ability to connect with others and strong business acumen make her an excellent fit for this role.

Hansen highlighted Barriau’s customer-centric focus as a key strength that aligns with Hempel’s values. He believes that by uniting R&D, sustainability, and procurement functions under one leadership role, Barriau will accelerate the company’s path to sustainability and innovation while contributing to a more sustainable world.

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