Logitech Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Logitech Appoints Chief Executive Officer


San Jose, CA—Logitech International announced that, following an extensive global search, the board of directors of Logitech appointed a chief executive officer. Hanneke Faber will take on the role of CEO effective December 1, 2023.

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Hanneke Faber

“We are delighted to welcome Hanneke as our new chief executive officer,” said Wendy Becker, Logitech’s chairperson of the board. “Hanneke is an exceptional business executive with proven leadership experience at a global scale. She has driven growth and transformation across multi-billion-dollar businesses at three of the world’s leading product companies. Moreover, throughout her career, she has focused on innovation across diverse portfolios, fostering a deep connection with end users in both mature and emerging markets and is a world-class sustainability leader who shares Logitech’s values and mindset.

Becker added: “I want to thank Guy Gecht for his strong leadership and guidance during his time as interim CEO. In the last few months, he has led the disciplined execution of strategic priorities, working closely with employees, customers and partners. He will continue as interim CEO until December 1, 2023, before resuming his board responsibilities, including leading the Technology and Innovation Committee.”

Logitech Appoints Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Farber will initially work out of Logitech’s headquarters in Switzerland, before relocating to Silicon Valley in the United States next year. Furthermore, she joins Logitech with more than 30 years of global leadership experience across various consumer, B2B and e-commerce businesses. Most recently, she worked at Unilever, where she led their $14 billion Nutrition business as group president. Her responsibility spanned more than 150 countries and included brands, research & development, the B2B Unilever Food Solutions business and a supply chain of about 60 factories and contract manufacturers globally.

Prior to her six years at Unilever, she served as chief commercial officer of global retailer Ahold Delhaize. There she built the company’s e-commerce business into a global top 50 e-commerce player. She also drove omnichannel retail operations. Previously, Farber held various international leadership roles at Procter & Gamble.

In addition, Farber is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Tapestry Inc. Tapestry is the parent company of luxury brands Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman. Before that, she served on the supervisory board of Bayer AG. What’s more, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the most influential international women in business in 2021. Logitech-International-logo-6-23-Logitech Appoints Chief Executive officer

“I am deeply honored to join Logitech,” said Hanneke Faber. “It’s a well-loved global brand that stands for user-focused design, engineering and innovation with an enviable reputation in sustainability. I cannot think of a more exciting time to be a part of the company’s future growth. Emerging technologies expand opportunities across hybrid work, videoconferencing, gaming and streaming for Logitech and our users. I look forward to joining this strong leadership team, partnering with talented employees and engaging with our valued customers around the world to take the company to new heights.”