Who we are

Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE  

Michael Heinz was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1964. From 1984 onwards, he studied Business Administration at the College of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and graduated there in 1987. In 2000, he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University, North Carolina, United States.

Professional Career

2017 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen, responsible for the divisions Engineering & Maintenance, Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management, Human Resources
2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE responsible for the divisions Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Advanced Materials & Systems Research and the region South America
2010 Integration Lead Cognis GmbH, Holthausen, Germany
2009 Chief Executive Officer and Integration Lead Ciba AG, Basel, Switzerland
2005 President, Agricultural Products division, renamed Crop Protection division at the beginning of 2008, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Limburgerhof, Germany
2002 Group Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, Agricultural Products division, Mount Olive, New Jersey, United States, from 2004 in Limburgerhof, Germany
1999 President and General Manager of BASF de México S.A. and BASF Central America and the Caribbean, México City, México
1997 Director, Marketing Crop Protection, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
1996 General Manager of BASF Ecuatoriana S.A., Quito, Ecuador

Manager, Reporting and Controlling, Consumer Products and Life Science, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

1989 Product Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
1986 Marketing Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany
1984 Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany