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Carsten Knobel

Executive Vice President

Finance (CFO), Purchasing & Integrated Business Solutions

Born in Marburg, Germany on January 11, 1969.
Carsten Knobel is married with two children.


since April 2013

Executive Vice President Finance (CFO), Purchasing & Integrated Business Solutions

July 2012 – March 2013

Executive Vice President Finance (Chief Financial Officer) & Purchasing

April 2012

Corporate Senior Vice President, Finance

2009 – 2012

Corporate Senior Vice President
Financial Director Cosmetics/Toiletries and Head of Corporate Controlling (Finance)

2006 – 2008Corporate Vice President
Strategic Controlling Henkel and Corporate Planning

2004 – 2005

Director Business Development Cosmetics/Toiletries
Financial integration of Dial in Scottsdale (USA)

2002 – 2004

International Brand Manager SBU Hair (Taft), Cosmetics/Toiletries
2000 – 2002Director Regional Controlling NA, LA, Asia, Cosmetics/Toiletries
1998 – 2002Head of International Marketing Controlling SBU Hair, Cosmetics/Toiletries
1995 – 1998

Management assistant to Prof. Dr. Umbach, Board member R&D

Education / Vocational training

Alumni Harvard Business School (Executive Education Program)
Business Studies and Technical Chemistry, Technical University Berlin


Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Henkel Central Eastern Europe GmbH (Chair), Austria
Henkel (China) Investment Co. Ltd., China
Henkel & Cie. AG, Switzerland
Henkel Ltd., Great Britain
Henkel of America Inc. (Chair), USA