Carsten Knobel

Chief Executive Officer

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


Since January 2020Chief Executive Officer
April 2013 – Dec. 2019Executive Vice President Finance (CFO), Purchasing & 
Integrated Business Solutions

July 2012 – March 2013

Executive Vice President Finance (CFO) & 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 – 2008

Corporate 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 – 2002

Director Regional Controlling NA, LA, Asia, Cosmetics/Toiletries

1998 – 2002

Head 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