Apala Mukherjee was appointed President of BASF Canada effective March 1st, 2021. In this role, she assumes responsibility for all of BASF’s businesses in Canada, overseeing the implementation of the company’s global strategies in the region.
In this role, Apala chairs BASF Canada Executive Committee and heads BASF Canada’s Leadership team. Moreover, she leads BASF Canada’s internal business support groups, including Market and Customer Development and Sustainability.
Prior to moving to Canada, Apala was Director of Sustainability of Value Chains for BASF Corporation, located in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA. She has held various positions within BASF Group, including Head of Marketing Acrylics and Regional Integration leader for Engineering Plastics, both in Singapore, and Global Business Director for Polyolefins Catalysts and Staff to the CEO in North America, both in New Jersey, USA. Apala joined BASF in 2006 in the MBA Leadership Development Program. She started her career in research at National Starch and Chemical and has worked in various disciplines such as strategy, marketing, technical service and sales across Europe, Americas and Asia.
Apala has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Polymer Science both from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.