Karsten Munk Knudsen

Executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO)

Karsten Munk Knudsen


Novo Nordisk

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 further responsibilities as his area was expanded to cover Finance, Legal & Procurement.

Other positions and management duties

Mr Knudsen serves as chair of the board of NNE A/S, Denmark.


  • 1998: MSc in Finance, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Nationality and age

Mr Knudsen is a Danish national, born December 1971.