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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 Group:
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