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Wayne T. Smith

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Wayne T. Smith was born in Rochester, New York, United States, in 1960. From 1978 onwards, he studied Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University, United States, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1982. In 1989, he completed his master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States.

Professional Career

   
2019 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, responsible for Monomers, Performance Materials, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America, as well as Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America
2018 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, in addition to his previous responsibilities, responsible for Process Research & Chemical Engineering
2015 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation (since May 2015), responsible for the divisions Catalysts, Coatings, Performance Materials, Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America, as well as Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America
2012 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, responsible for the divisions Petrochemicals, Monomers, Intermediates, as well as Process Research & Chemical Engineering
2010 President, Polyurethanes division, Brussels, Belgium
2006 President, Catalysts division and Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation, Iselin and Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
2004 Group Vice President, Intermediates NAFTA, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
2000 Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Construction Chemicals, W. R. Grace & Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
1998 Vice President and General Manager, Packaged Products, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States
1997 Global Product Manager, Oxygen Packaged Products, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States
1995 Regional Operations Manager, Northeastern Region, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States
1993 Business Manager, Oxygen On-Site Plants, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States
1989 Manager Finance and Planning, Sales Manager Process Systems, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States