Coatings World staff11.13.20

Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen was appointed executive VP, chief People & Culture officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S.


She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard.


Fritz Vilhelmsen joined Hempel as talent management director.


“Pernille is professional, personable, grounded and has a special way of combining high personal integrity with high interest in others. She has been very successful in her current role and comes with previous solid senior experience from both business and people roles in an international context,” said Lars Petersson, group president and CEO of Hempel. “I have no doubt she will be a great contributor as we start to deploy our new strategy. I am especially satisfied that we were able to find an internal talent who is ready to enter the Executive Management Board.” 


“I am very excited to continue the work that Peter started and proud that Lars and the board have invited me to be part of driving our ambitious growth journey,” Fritz Vilhelmsen added. “We have a strong foundation for People & Culture to build on and I look forward to continuing and accelerating our contribution, enabling our leaders and employees to succeed in doubling Hempel. Three and a half years ago, Hempel became my professional family, welcoming me with open arms. I could not be happier to continue working with this great company and wonderful colleagues in my new capacity.” 

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