Dr. Dirk Voeste (56) has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, responsible for Global Product Safety and Registration in BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division effective May 1, 2019.
He succeeds Dr. Jürgen Oldeweme (63) who retired at the same time.
Dirk was previously Vice President in BASF’s Corporate Development division responsible for Global Sustainability Strategy. He joined BASF in 2001 and has held various positions in the Agricultural Solutions division, including roles in Global Marketing for Seed Treatment, Seed Research and, as team leader for Global Sustainability and Product Safety.
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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com