Hanneke Faber to Lead Logitech as CEO

Published: October 31, 2023
Photo courtesy of Logitech.

Following an extensive, global search, Logitech International announced that its board of directors has appointed Hanneke Faber as the company’s new chief executive officer. She will take on the role effective December 1, 2023.

Wendy Becker, Logitech’s chairperson of the board, says, she is delighted to welcome Hanneke as Logitech’s new chief executive officer. She says, “Hanneke is an exceptional business executive with proven leadership experience at a global scale. She has driven growth and transformation across multi-billion dollar businesses at three of the world’s leading product companies: Unilever, Ahold Delhaize and Procter & Gamble. Throughout her career, she has focused on innovation across diverse portfolios, fostering a deep connection with end-users in both mature and emerging markets and is a world-class sustainability leader who shares Logitech’s values and mindset.”

Becker continues, “Hanneke will continue to drive the innovation Logitech is known for, and advance the company’s unique culture, to unlock Logitech’s full potential for long-term growth and increased value for all our stakeholders. Her passion and strategic vision will lead Logitech into our next chapter.”

Becker remarks, “I want to thank Guy Gecht for his strong leadership and guidance during his time as interim CEO. In the last few months, he has led the disciplined execution of strategic priorities, working closely with employees, customers and partners. He will continue as interim CEO until December 1, 2023, before resuming his board responsibilities, including leading the Technology and Innovation Committee.”

Faber expresses her gratitude on joining Logitech. She says, “It’s a well-loved global brand that stands for user-focused design, engineering and innovation with an enviable reputation in sustainability. I cannot think of a more exciting time to be a part of the company’s future growth. Emerging technologies expand opportunities across hybrid work, videoconferencing, gaming and streaming for Logitech and our users. I look forward to joining this strong leadership team, partnering with talented employees and engaging with our valued customers around the world to take the company to new heights.”

As CEO, Faber will initially be based in Logitech’s headquarters in Switzerland, before relocating to Silicon Valley next year.

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About Hanneke Faber

Faber will join Logitech with more than 30 years of global leadership experience across a variety of consumer, B2B, and e-commerce businesses. Faber joins Logitech from Unilever where she led their $14 billion Nutrition business as group president. Her responsibility spanned more than 150 countries. She worked with several brands, research and development, the B2B Unilever Food Solutions business and a supply chain of about 60 factories and contract manufacturers around the world.

Prior to her six years at Unilever, she served as chief commercial officer of global retailer Ahold Delhaize, where she built the company’s e-commerce business into a global top 50 e-commerce player and drove omnichannel retail operations. Before Ahold Delhaize, Faber also held various international leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, including the global Head & Shoulders and Pantene brands, as well as the global beauty cosmetics business, where she launched the Max Factor brand in China.

Faber is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Tapestry Inc., the parent company of luxury brands Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman. She previously served on the supervisory board of Bayer AG, the life sciences company.

Faber was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the most influential international women in business in 2021. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and was a world-class athlete honored as a seven-time Dutch National Champion and Honorable Mention All-American in diving.

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