Chief Digital Officer and Chairman of the Digital Executive Committee at Henkel
Rahmyn Kress is the Chief Digital Officer and Chairman of the Digital Executive Committee at Henkel and founder of Henkelx, a platform to accelerate Henkel’s entrepreneurial and digital transformation. A German and British national; he holds an MBA and PhD in behavioural economics and organisational behaviour. He currently lectures organisational behaviour and change at ESCP Europe, the world’s oldest business school.
Rahmyn was a media executive during the first wave of disruption through digital technology. Throughout his career he has worked across various technology sectors with a strong focus on consumer-centric business models. Previously he was the CEO and President of the tech company DigiPlug, which was acquired by Accenture. He was then promotead to head of ACCENTURE Ventures for Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Today, Rahmyn is a prominent member in the venture capital and startup community, an active mentor and angel investor and sits on the executive advisory board of several US and UK corporations. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum for the “Platform Economy“.
Most recently, Rahmyn founded thebeautifulminds.club, a platform that unites entrepreneurs, founders, artists, business leaders, investors and strategists, creating a highly diverse and hyperconnected ecosystem for innovation. Together, these beautiful minds will be working on inititatives creating a better future. The beautiful minds foundation will be helping individuals with AHDS, dyslexia and autism to put their skills to bear.
The Uncharted Territory of the Digital Space
The BBC uses a statistic that 65% of future jobs have yet to be invented. Think about it? UX designer, social media manager, Uber driver, drone operator - these are just a small handful of prominent roles in today’s market that were practically uncharted a decade ago. Technology is disrupting the world of business, which in turn is having a profound and immediate impact on employment. And the question that follows: ‘how do we prepare for the unknown?’ – is inevitable.