About Frank Ruether

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 programs and in making good organizations 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 organizations. 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.

HR Consultant for Marketing & Sales
Q-Cells SE
€ 1,400 mio. • 2,400 empl. • Berlin, Germany

1999 - 2009
Senior Vice President HR
Reckitt Benckiser plc
£ 8,000 mio. • >20,000 empl. • Slough, United Kingdom

1997 - 1999
Senior Vice President HR
Benckiser NV
€ 3,000 mio. • 4,000 empl. • Amsterdam, Netherland

1996 - 1997
Human Resources Director
Joh. A. Benckiser
€ 6,000 mio. •/ 8,000 empl. • Ludwigshafen, Germany

1988 - 1996
Compensation & Benefits Director Germany / Coordinator EU
Mars Inc. / Effem GmbH
Verden/Aller, Germany

Grundig AG


  • Consumer & Retail


  • Change Management