As of January 1, 2020, Carsten Knobel (50) is the company’s new CEO. He succeeds Hans Van Bylen, who is leaving the company after around 35 years with the company. Also effective January 1, Marco Swoboda (48) succeeds Carsten Knobel as Henkel's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Dec 30, 2019 Düsseldorf / Germany
Carsten Knobel new CEO and Marco Swoboda new CFO of Henkel
“We are pleased to name Carsten Knobel and Marco Swoboda as excellent internal successors to the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer from within our organization and wish both much success for their tasks,” said Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Shareholders’ Committee and the Supervisory Board.