Maren Jekel, Henkel

Director, Global Market Research Laundry & Home Care

Maren, holding a PhD degree in Chemistry, started her career at Henkel in 1999 in Corporate Research before joining the International Product Development in Laundry & Home Care in 2001. After a job rotation to International Marketing in 2006 she decided to continue her career in International Marketing for the next 8 years before looking for a new internal challenge. She joined Global Market Research she has closely worked with during her time in Marketing, first as Senior Marketing Manager and later as Marketing Director. Experiencing Market Research from a client and then consultant perspective developed her holistic view on the strength & power of consumer insights as foundation for strong innovations. On a personal level, Maren 49, lives with her family in the countryside in a historical farm building close to Düsseldorf. She has a 12 years old daughter, who grows up bilingual German & Spanish thanks to her Spanish father and shares her passion for horseback riding. Maren has profound teaching skills from her university studies as teaching profession in natural sciences.

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