Who we are
Dr. Stephan Kothrade
Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Stephan Kothrade was born in 1967 in Landshut, Germany. He has a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
He is responsible for BASF’s global businesses in Monomers, Performance Materials, Petrochemicals, and Intermediates. Furthermore, he oversees the region Europe, the startup trinamiX, and the BASF Corporate Sustainability Board.
|2023||Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany|
|2022||President Intermediates, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen|
|2020||President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China|
|2016||President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China|
||President, BASF-YPC Company Ltd, and Managing Director of Nanjing Verbund Site, Nanjing, China|
|2008||Senior Vice President, Plant Operations, Engineering & Infrastructure, BASF Antwerpen N.V., Antwerp, Belgium
|2006||Managing Director, BASF Hungária & Southeast Europe, Budapest, Hungary|
|2003||Director Global Procurement, Inorganic Chemicals and Intermediates, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Ludwigshafen
|2000||Group leader Strategic Planning: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Business Unit Strategies, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
|1998||Plant Manager, Lutonal Plant, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen|
|1995||Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Polymer Research|
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