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Frank Ruether Partner

Seniority:   38 years
Previous Positions:   Senior Vice President, Director...
Affiliations:   Benckiser, Mars, Grundig...
Languages:   German, English, French, Dutch




Strong track record from multiple international roles with increasing responsibility in world-renowned companies:

Mars, Benckiser, Reckitt Benckiser

Has successfully run HR functions in businesses with
GBP 8+ billions in revenues and 20.000+ employees

A result oriented, market focused change leader, who has delivered consistently.

Extensive experience in leading change programmes and in making good organisations better.Successfully completed several major restructuring processes including an Initial Public Offering.A solid track record of managing and developing complex regional and global businesses.Successfully completed a major merger and several acquisitions.

Considered a safe pair of hands and fun to work with.

Achieves results through open and involving management style, by inspiring people, and by creating strong, highly motivated teams - as well as by setting clear direction.Longstanding experience in leading and shaping Human Resources organisations.Focus on an HR strategy that is totally aligned with the business strategy, the transition into transparent and well communicated functional objectives and the respective execution has ensured great results.Known for attracting and developing excellent people.


Past Positions:


HR Consultant for Marketing & Sales 

Q-Cells SE 

€1.400m. • 2.400 empl. • Berlin, Germany

1999 - 2009

Senior Vice President HR 

Reckitt Benckiser plc 

£8.000m. • >20.000 empl. • Slough, United Kingdom

1997 - 1999

Senior Vice President HR 

Benckiser NV

€3.000m. • 4.000 empl. • Amsterdam, Netherland

1996 - 1997

Human Resources Director 

Joh. A. Benckiser

€6.000m. •/ 8.000 empl. • Ludwigshafen, Germany 

1988 - 1996

Compensation & Benefits Director Germany / Coordinator EU

Mars Inc. / Effem GmbH

Verden/Aller, Germany

Other Companies:

Grundig AG