Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Marcus Kuhnert

Marcus Kuhnert
  • Member of the Executive Board
  • Chief Financial Officer
Marcus Kuhnert, born in 1968 in Chicago, has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, since August 2014.
Before joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, he worked for Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of the Laundry & Home Care business unit. His previous positions at Henkel included the leadership of the CEO Office and Strategy Development, as well as Corporate Communications ad interim in 2009. From 2007 to 2008, Marcus Kuhnert worked in Singapore as Regional General Manager of Adhesive Technologies for Southeast Asia and played a key role in integrating the largest acquisition in Henkel’s history. Prior to that, he headed Group Financial Statements & Subsidiary Controlling from 2003 to 2006. He began his career at Henkel in Controlling and Investor Relations in 1999.
Marcus Kuhnert studied business administration and mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and graduated with a PhD. He is married and has three children.
Responsibility for Group functions
  • Group Accounting
  • Group Controlling & Divisional Controlling 
  • Group Tax
  • Group Treasury
  • Finance Operations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investor Relations


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