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GSK Stockmann + Kollegen appoints first COO

Carsten Knoll

Press release GSK appoints COOPDF, 48 K

As of 1 November 2016 GSK Stockmann + Kollegen appointed Carsten Knoll as Chief Operating Officer (COO) / Head of Business Services and has thus taken another step to drive the development of the law firm.  

Carsten Knoll is Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management (USA) and the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). He has extensive management and project experience in all areas relevant to the law firm (strategy development and implementation, business development / marketing, IT, human resources and controlling). Mr. Knoll has worked in the management of an international consulting company in Germany and Singapore. He then joined a large German corporate group first as a manager in the groups’ headquarter and most recently in the role of a division manager for corporate development in one of the group’s subsidiaries. In addition, Carsten Knoll is a trained business coach and is experienced in the areas of management coaching and change management.

„With this mixture of understanding of the consulting industry and comprehensive skills in the controlling of law firm management, he is, from our point of view, the ideal candidate for the COO position at GSK” says Dr. Oliver Glück, Co-Managing Partner at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen.

Carsten Knoll will be working for GSK from the Berlin office. One of his main tasks will be the support of management and lawyers in the strategic development of the law firm. He is a member of the Management Board and will assist the management with the sustainable implementation of law firm projects. In his role he heads the Business Services functions (BD / Marketing, IT, HR and Controlling). Dr. Olaf Schmechel, also Co-Managing Partner at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, underlines: “With the introduction of the position of a COO, we are progressing the strategic and innovative development of the law firm and drive the operational implementation of our corporate strategy.”

In his function as COO, Carsten Knoll will further develop the organisational processes within the Business Services at GSK and act as a central communication bridge between the Business Services and the lawyers. “With Mr. Knoll we are able to even better implement and follow-up projects and measures that we have undertaken. The strategic and innovative development of the firm is very important to us and we are delighted to have won such an experienced and refreshing colleague with Carsten Knoll who will support us”, adds Dr. Schmechel.

The press release is available as download.

Contact at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen:
Dr. Oliver Glück
Dr. Olaf Schmechel