Michael Nilles

Board member



Michael Nilles has been Chief Digital & Information Officer of Henkel KGaA since 2019. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience spearheading digital innovation and large-scale transformations for multi-billion dollar global businesses and has extensive knowledge in building asset-light digital business models and platform businesses.

Prior to his current role, he was member of the Group Executive Board and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Schindler, as well as the CEO of Schindler Digital Business AG. Prior to Schindler, Michael held various international leadership positions at Mannesmann and Bosch Rexroth in China, the US and Europe. He began his career as a software engineer and consultant at SAP.

Michael has also served on private and public supervisory boards such as FogHorn Systems Inc. or Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Cologne and is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.