Jens Bode
Change Companion / Consumer Goods


Jens Bode is a Foresights & Trend-Manager and possesses over 30 years of practical experience in the FMCG Industry gained in various positions at Henkel AG& Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf.

During his career he has focused 16 years on topics such as inspiration, trends, creativity, innovations and processes. Therefore Jens worked as a member for the first exempted think tank and as innovation ambassador spreading the innovation philosophy worldwide to countries such as Guatemala, India, Egypt, Ukraine and other western European countries.

Simultaneously Jens inspires as provocative keynote speaker focusing on innovative solutions and working for ANWR group, Airbus, AXA, Bad Heilbrunner, Cura, Daimler, DHL, Hilti, Lindt, Lufthansa, Radeberger, VW, Wilkinson and Yello. He is Co-Founder at several trend- and innovation associations and networks. Moreover Jens works as associate professor and author.


  • International Foresight & Innovation Manager Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Guest lecturer at the University Duisburg-Essen
  • Independent keynote speaker for innovation
  • Consumer Insight Manager, Process Engineer, Packaging Designer, Think Tank – Innovation Manager & Global Strategic Manager Henkel AG & Co.KGaA