Henkel has announced that Carsten Knobel has assumed responsibilities as Executive Vice President Finance and Purchasing.
Carsten Knobel succeeds Lothar Steinebach who retires after more than 30 years with the company. The CFO transition was first announced at the end of 2011. Carsten Knobel (43) started his career at Henkel in 1995 and has held a variety of posts. From 2006, Knobel was responsible for Henkel’s Group Strategy and Corporate Controlling in the Finance sector. In 2009, he additionally assumed the position of Financial Director of the Cosmetics/Toiletries business.
“I am delighted that we have found in Carsten Knobel a successor from our own ranks. This is testament to our successful people development,” says Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer of Henkel. “Carsten Knobel is a highly qualified and experienced expert who has a deep understanding of our company.”