On Wednesday, 17 May, the GS1 General Assembly appointed Kathryn E. Wengel, Worldwide Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, Management Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and Julio Nemeth, President Global Business Services, The Procter and Gamble Co. (P&G), as Vice-Chairpersons of its Management Board.
GS1 is governed by a Management Board composed of key leaders and drivers from multinationals, retailers, manufacturers and GS1 Member Organisations. As a result, the Board has a global, multi-sectorial make-up.
Ms. Wengel and Mr. Nemeth have been members of the GS1 Management Board respectively since May 2016 and May 2015. In their new roles, both executives will help guide the GS1 strategy to drive the adoption and usage of GS1 standards forward as GS1 continues to innovate and develop ways to bring businesses, organisations, institutions and people together.
Ms. Wengel joined J&J in 1988 and has served in a variety of strategic leadership and executive roles, in multiple geographies, with increasing responsibility across the enterprise including operations, quality, new products, engineering, technical and business roles.
“I am honored to be appointed Vice Chairman of the GS1 Global Management Board. GS1 is helping us transform the customer experience in retail and healthcare, while also improving supply chain security and efficiency. It's a real pleasure to work with an organization with such global impact”, said Ms. Wengel.
Mr. Nemeth joined P&G in 1990, and since has served in a number of leadership positions across the Company and around the world, including Product Supply in Latin America, North America and Global Product Supply Operations. In 2015, he was appointed President of Global Business Services, one of the largest business areas in P&G.
“The strength and power of GSI is that it brings leaders together to focus on our shared goal of improving how we work and what we do. Many of us are competitors, but when we get together to discuss where we are heading, we are in the same place. I value the continued opportunity to be part of this positive work,” Mr. Nemeth said.
“The support of senior executives across all boards is critical to ensuring that our solutions are aligned with our business needs and that they are successfully implemented across all sectors. We are truly privileged to have this exceptional leadership in our Board Members”, said Mike McNamara, Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Target Corporation and Chairman, GS1 Management Board.