Carsten Knobel

Chief Executive Officer

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


Since January 2020

Chief Executive Officer

April 2013 – Dec. 2019

Executive 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


Since 2010

Alumni Harvard Business School (Executive Education Program)

1990 – 1995

Business Studies and Technical Chemistry, Technical University Berlin

Supervisory Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG 
Board of Directors Kühne Holding AG, Switzerland

Other Boards
Vice President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
Member of the Presidium of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)