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Ironman Frederic Hanckowiak joins Safetykleen Leadership Squad as new Group CIO

Date: 29 March 2022 | Category: Company news, Meet the Team

Apax, the Safetykleen Board and Erwin Wieffering are extremely pleased to announce that Frederick Hanckowiak has joined Safetykleen as our new Group Chief Information Officer (and Ironman) on 14 March 2022.

Frederic brings 25+ years of successful track record in IT-focused roles of increasing seniority and complexity. His experience has been focused on FMCG, Real Estate, and the Energy sectors. He has held roles in Japan, France, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Frederic started his career as an Engineer for CNES Argos, a satellite-based location and data collection system created by the French Space Agency. From there, he stepped into L’Oréal in 1997 as an IT Technical Manager. He remained with L’Oréal for the next 13 years, progressively taking on more senior roles within the IT organisation. In 2010, Frederic joined Prologis as the CIO for Europe. Prologis offers logistics real estate services, including a warehouse-as-a-service offering which allows customers to optimise every aspect of their warehouse, including operations, energy, labour, transportation, etc. Frederic was responsible for the overall IT strategy in Europe as well as influencing the global IT direction alongside the North America CIO. In 2016 Frederic joined DCC as the CIO of the Energy division (generating 70-80% of DCC revenue). After a successful tenure creating the global IT roadmap and driving a transformation that would allow the company to integrate acquisitions at a faster pace, Frederic decided to step out of DCC last year.

Frederic was looking for a challenge that will allow him to build and lead an IT function that works in line with company strategy and is a true business enabler. He looks forward to discussing the extent to which technology can be an enabler for business transformation at Safetykleen.

Frederic Hanckowiak

It takes time and patience to find an opportunity you feel is right, a challenge that will push your boundaries and bring excitement. When I was approached by Safetykleen, the spark was immediately there. A company with a human size, honest and interesting conversations, and a clear opportunity for growth where IT has a role to play. I am delighted to join the leadership team at this exciting time, and I am looking forward to meeting all my new colleagues. Together we will shape the growth of the company and embrace the 21st century.

Frederic Hanckowiak

We are delighted to have Frederic on this exciting journey, to make the planet Safer and Kleener! Please welcome Frederic to the Safetykleen family.