Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has announced the appointment of Lena Henry as its new managing director for the UK & Ireland. She is replacing former general manager for the UK & Ireland Andrzej Tuleja.
Henry began her career at McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy firm, where she advised several leading and internationally recognised businesses on commercial and operational matters across a variety of product categories, with a focus on consumer and retail industries. She then joined Essilor, a leader in ophthalmic optics, where she worked her way through the ranks until taking on her most recent role with the company as MD, Essilor France.
Henry said: “I’m incredibly proud to be embarking on and extending my career with Whirlpool UK, a company with an extremely strong heritage and an excellent portfolio of brands that are recognised across the world. My experience will enable me to build upon the tremendous work that the team is already undertaking, whilst furthering our commitment to consistently delivering outstanding customer care, as well as innovative new products that use resources sustainably. It’s a very exciting time ahead for Whirlpool UK and I look forward to leading the company’s plans for growth and continued success.”