Kai Boris Bendix is the chairman of the board since February 1, 2023. In this role, he is responsible for the areas of Marketing, Sales, Research & Development, HR, and Legal.
He has been with Beiersdorf for several years and is familiar with the needs of national and international businesses. For Beiersdorf, he has led the global NIVEA Marketing team for many years, as well as set up the Indian subsidiary and been responsible for it.
Kai Boris Bendix has a long history of leadership experience, even in difficult times. At the Melitta Group, he has led the Cofresco business and most recently led ADA Cosmetics through the pandemic.
Since Kai and his family enjoy cooking Asian food, Kai's kitchen must not lack Kühne jalapeños.
Following technical training and a degree in electrical engineering, Heiner Opdenfeld worked in multidisciplinary organizations, in which his tasks included the strategic optimization of their global sites. He has experience and expertise in the areas of production and plant management, planning, distribution, logistics, customer service, product development, contract farming, and purchasing. After beeing Director of D/A/CH Operations at Bonduelle GmbH and global end-to-end responsibility for the regional Freshness Division, he joined Kühne in April 2019.
He is a big salad fan and prefers it with our Enjoy raspberry vinaigrette.
Christian Strey was appointed Head of Finance and IT on November 1, 2018. After studying business administration and completing training as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he gained professional experience in various listed companies and medium-sized enterprises. As CFO with comprehensive know-how in finance, M&A and IT, he moved from the Stern-Wywiol-Gruppe to the Hamburg Kühnehöfe.
He is currently still trying his hand through the Kühne range to find his favourite product. However, ENJOY crunchy peas are currently far in the lead.