Ludwigshafen, Germany – December 6, 2017 – Stefan Beck is the new Senior Vice President, Global Process / Enterprise Architecture & Region Europe, at BASF and the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). He succeeds Wiebe van der Horst who has been leading the “New Generation Business Architecture” project since October 1, 2017. Beck and van der Horst report to Dr. Christoph Wegner who is the head of Supply Chain Operations & Information Services at BASF.
Stefan Beck holds a diploma in computer science and software engineering from the University of Technology in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining BASF in 2003, he worked in IT consulting including in Iran, Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. After various roles at BASF in Switzerland, Malaysia and Singapore, he was Senior Vice President, Global Business Relationship Management & Region Europe from 2013 to 2017.
Wiebe van der Horst holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Before joining BASF in 2008, van der Horst was a senior executive at CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Novartis und Ciba-Geigy in Switzerland for over 20 years. After several roles at BASF in Switzerland, he became Vice President, Supply Chain & Process Innovation in Ludwigshafen. From 2013 to 2017, he was Senior Vice President, Global Process & Enterprise Architecture.
About BASF Business Services
BASF Business Services GmbH is a wholly-owned group company of BASF SE, whose service portfolio ranges from managing and operating supply chain and logistics, designing and optimizing business processes throughout the value chain to the consulting, development and operation of IT systems. 1,700 of the approximately 2,000 employees work at the Ludwigshafen site (as of December 31, 2016). BASF Business Services, whose headquarters are located in the south of Ludwigshafen, has 14 sites in Europe. The BASF subsidiary is certified according to the international quality management standard ISO 9001:2008 and through BASF SE is certified according to the international information security management standard ISO 27001:2013.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.