Dr. Rahmyn Kress is the Global Head of HenkelX Ventures. He joined Henkel as their first Chief Digital Officer and Chairman of the Digital Executive Committee in June 2017 and completed the digital transformation phase cross business units and function establishing the foundation by September 2019. He founded HenkelX, an open-innovation platform accelerating Henkel’s and it’s industrial partner ecosystem entrepreneurial transformation in Feb 2018 with Marius Swart his co-founder. As of the 1st of October HenkelX is adding the Henkel Ventures activities under his leadership to form HenkelX Ventures. Previously, he was President and CEO of DigiPlug, a tech company acquired by Accenture. Kress then joined Accenture Ventures as their lead for Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Kress is an active member in the venture capital and start-up community as mentor and angel investor and a member of several executive advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum Platform Economy advisory board. Most recently, he founded thebeautifulminds.club an initiative that is uniting entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, investors and strategists to create awareness and provide support around neurodiversity like ADHD and dyslexia to be recognized as unique skills in an entrepreneurial world.
Kress was awarded the 2019 Enterprise Innovation award at London tech week CogX.