Henkel Names New CFO

Carsten Knobel is to start the job in July.

PARIS — Carsten Knobel will become Henkel AG & Co.’s chief financial officer on July 1, 2012, the Düsseldorf-based consumer goods and adhesives company announced today.


Knobel — currently the corporate senior vice president and financial director of Henkel’s cosmetics and toiletries business and responsible for corporate controlling — will succeed Lothar Steinebach, who is to retire after more than three decades with the company. Since 2003, Steinebach has served on Henkel’s management board as executive vice president and cfo.