Vinda International Holdings has appointed the president of SCA’s Global Hygiene Category Christoph Michalski as chief executive.
Effective as of 1 October, the company said the move “represents a clear commitment from SCA and Vinda to strengthen their long-term cooperation”.
SCA is the majority shareholder in Vinda, one of China’s largest hygiene companies.
Magnus Groth, president and chief executive of SCA, said: “Christoph Michalski’s extensive experience in consumer goods will benefit Vinda and SCA, given SCA’s position as the majority shareholder in Vinda.
“Christoph has made an excellent contribution to SCA, enhancing the innovation process at the company and thereby increasing the number of product launches, strengthening our brands, such as TENA and Tork, and meeting customer and consumer needs,”
The recruitment process to identify Michalski’s successor has been initiated.
Following the transfer to Vinda of SCA’s hygiene business in China in late 2014, SCA said it and Vinda “have a clear and continued interest to explore stronger collaboration opportunities in Asia going forward”.
It said: “Such collaboration would strengthen the integration of resources between SCA and Vinda, and offer mutually competitive advantages.”