Current Finance Director Jonathan Mercer will succeed Olsen, who has been with Hempel since November 2013.
“Pernille is known for her business-focused leadership style and she makes an excellent role model for anyone looking to see our 'Leadership Behaviors' in action," said Lars Petersson, group president & CEO. "She has an ability to translate strategy into execution and delivering on results. This has been clear in her work in South & East Asia, where she has engaged the full organization in turning the business around. Pernille encapsulates our value of constantly challenging.”
Mercer joined Hempel-owned Crown Paints in the 1990s.
“Jonathan manages to combine financial acumen with commercially-oriented leadership," Petersson said. "He fully embraces personal development – both his own and others’. He is a very strong role model with the ability to create a strong following beyond his own team."