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Dr. Katja Scharpwinkel

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Dr. Katja Scharpwinkel

Katja Scharpwinkel was born in Hagen, Germany in 1969. She studied chemistry at Münster University and received her diploma in 1994, followed by her PhD in 1996.

She is responsible for the divisions European Site & Verbund Management; Global Engineering Services; Corporate Environmental Protection, Health, Safety & Quality; Region Europe, Middle East, Africa.

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Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Industrial Relations Director, Site Director of BASF Ludwigshafen, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany


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