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Meeting attendance and independence

In the 2019 business year, meetings were held as follows:

  • The Supervisory Board met six times.
  • The Personnel Committee met four times.
  • The Audit Committee met five times.
  • The Nomination Committee met once.
  • The Strategy Committee met once.

With the exception of one meeting, at which one member was absent, all respective members attended all meetings of the Supervisory Board. With the exception of the meeting of the Nomination Committee, at which one member was absent, all respective members attended all meetings of the Supervisory Board’s committees.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

(BASF Report 2019)

Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

Shareholder representative

Independence: yes

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Personnel Committee

4/4

Nomination Committee

1/1

Strategy Committee

1/1

Franz Fehrenbach

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Shareholder representative

Independence: Not independent due to BASF SE Supervisory Board membership for more than 12 years (since January 14, 2008) 

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Personnel Committee 4/4
Audit Committee 5/5

Nomination Committee

1/1

Strategy Committee 1/1

Sinischa Horvat

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Personnel Committee

4/4

Strategy Committee

1/1

Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell

(Member of the Supervisory Board since May 3, 2019)

Shareholder representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

4/4

Nomination Committee

1/1

Dame Alison Carnwath DBE

Shareholder representative

Independence: yes

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

5/6

Audit Committee

5/5

Nomination Committee

1/1

Strategy Committee

1/1

Tatjana Diether

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Audit Committee

5/5

Waldemar Helber

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Strategy Commitee

1/1

Dr. Alexander C. Karp

(Member of the Supervisory Board since May 3, 2019)

Shareholder representative

Independence: yes

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

4/41

Nomination Committee

0/1

Anke Schäferkordt

Shareholder representative

Independence: yes

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Nomination Committee

1/1

Denise Schellemans

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Roland Strasser

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Michael Vassiliadis

Employee representative

Independence: yes*

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

6/6

Personnel Committee

4/4

Audit Committee

5/5

Strategy Committee

1/1

Michael Diekmann

(retired from the Supervisory Board on May 3, 2019)

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

Shareholder representative

Independence: Not independent due to BASF SE Supervisory Board membership for more than 12 years (since May 6, 2003)

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

2/2

Personnel Committee

1/1

Nomination Committee

0/0

Strategy Committee

0/0

Prof. Dr. François Diederich

(retired from the Supervisory Board on May 3, 2019)

Shareholder representative

Independence: Not independent due to BASF SE Supervisory Board membership for more than 12 years (since May 19, 1998)

Meetings

Attendance

Supervisory Board

2/2

Nomination Committee

0/0

* BASF includes employee representatives in its assessment of independence, however, the fact of being an employee or an existing employment contract are not considered as reasons to compromise a Supervisory Board member’s independence.

one meeting attended part-time

Last Update February 28, 2020