Sebastian Schwanhäußer, current Schwan Cosmetics’ CEO, is taking over as Managing Director of the company. This appointment follows the decision of current Managing Director, Dr. Jörg Karas, to leave Schwan Cosmetics for health reasons at the end of November 2019. “As a result of my serious bicycle accident, I have now decided to dedicate all of my efforts to restoring myself to full health,” said Karas.
As Managing Director, Dr. Jörg Karas has been responsible for leading Schwan Cosmetics over the past five years, “in a market that is undergoing major changes.”
“We regret [Jörg Karas’] decision but respect the step he is taking and wish him a speedy recovery,” said Sebastian Schwanhäußer, thanking Dr. Jörg Karas “for 20 years of dedicated work and target-oriented leadership”.
Sebastian Schwanhäußer, who has been CEO of the Group since July, will be taking over from Dr. Karas as Managing Director along with the management of the Cosmetics Division and work with the Cosmetics Executive Board to manage the division. He has been working in this role on an interim basis since October.
Headquartered in Heroldsberg, near Nuremberg in Germany, Schwan Cosmetics is the global market leader in the development and production of cosmetic pencils and employs 3,000 staffs at eight production facilities worldwide.