Karsten Munk Knudsen joined Novo Nordisk in 1999 as a business analyst in NNIT A/S, previously a subsidiary of Novo Nordisk, and has since held finance positions of growing size and complexity throughout the Novo Nordisk value chain. From 2010 to 2014 Mr Knudsen was corporate vice president for Finance & IT at Novo Nordisk Inc. in the US and in 2014 he was appointed senior vice president of Corporate Finance in Novo Nordisk. In February 2018, Mr Knudsen was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. In April 2019 Mr Knudsen assumed additional responsibilities as his area as executive vice president was expanded and he is now executive vice president with responsibility for Finance, Legal & Procurement.
Mr Knudsen serves as chair of the board of NNE A/S, Denmark.
Mr Knudsen holds an MSc in Finance from University of Aarhus, Denmark, from 1998.
Mr Knudsen is a Danish national, born December 1971.