Jeffrey Jianfeng Lou (50), Senior Vice President, Battery Materials, BASF (China) Company Ltd., Shanghai, will, as President, assume responsibility for the Division Advanced Materials & Systems Research effective May 1, 2019. His predecessor Harald Lauke (60) will retire effective April 30, 2019.
The research division Advanced Materials & Systems Research, with headquarters at BASF’s Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, develops new structural materials, dispersions, functional materials as well as organic and inorganic additives for a wide range of customers from the automotive and construction industries, packaging, coatings, home and personal care and pharmaceutical.
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