Whirlpool UK appoints new Managing Director

“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.”

These are the words of Lena Henry, who has been appointed as the new UK and Ireland Managing Director of Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited.

Ms Henry began her career at McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy firm, advising several international businesses on commercial and operational matters across a variety of product categories, with a focus on consumer and retail industries.

She then joined Essilor, in ophthalmic optics, where she worked her way through the ranks until taking on her most recent role with the company as Managing Director, Essilor France. During her time at the company, Ms Henry oversaw corporate strategy, including the implementation of commercial initiatives, in addition to leading greenfield e-commerce launches on a global scale.

Combining a wealth of knowledge across a variety of markets, with experience across both consultancy and client-focused roles, Ms Henry also brings a strong educational background to her new role at Whirlpool UK. In addition to receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Structural Engineering and Mechanics of Materials, Lena obtained an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Talking about her new appointment, Ms Henry said her experience will enable her to build upon the work of the Whirlpool UK team to “consistently deliver outstanding customer care”, as well as new products that use resources sustainably.

“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,” she concluded.