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Management Board

Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
(Responsibilities as of June 1, 2021)

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

60 years old, 33 years at BASF

Responsibilities:
Corporate Legal, Compliance & Insurance; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Corporate Human Resources; Corporate Investor Relations

Hans-Ulrich Engel, Vice Chairman

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel

Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Digital Officer

62 years old, 33 years at BASF

Responsibilities:
Corporate Finance; Corporate Audit; Corporate Taxes & Duties; Global Business Services; Global Digital Services; Global Procurement

Saori Dubourg

Saori Dubourg

49 years old, 24 years at BASF

Responsibilities: 
Agricultural Solutions; Care Chemicals; Nutrition & Health; Europe

Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz

57 years old, 37 years at BASF

Responsibilities: 
Monomers; Performance Materials; Petrochemicals; Intermediates; North America; South America

Markus Kamieth

Dr. Markus Kamieth

50 years old, 22 years at BASF

Responsibilities:
Catalysts; Coatings; Dispersions & Pigments; Performance Chemicals; Greater China; South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand; Megaprojects Asia

Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner, Member of the Board of Executive DIrectors of BASF SE

Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner

Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Relations Director

52 years old, 24 years at BASF

Responsibilities:
Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; Global Engineering Services; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; Bioscience Research; Process Research & Chemical Engineering; BASF New Business

Shareholder representatives

Dr. Kurt Bock
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE; Former Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Franz Fehrenbach
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH

Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell
Professor for Organic Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Dame Alison J. Carnwath DBE
Senior Advisor Evercore Partners

Liming Chen
Chairman of IBM Greater China Group

Anke Schäferkordt
Member of supervisory boards

Employee representatives

Sinischa Horvat
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE; Chairman of the BASF Works Councils Ludwigshafen Site and Europe, and of BASF’s Joint Works Council

Tatjana Diether
Member of the BASF Works Councils Ludwigshafen Site and Europe

Waldemar Helber
Deputy Chairman of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site

Denise Schellemans
Full-time trade union delegate at BASF Antwerpen N.V.

Roland Strasser
Regional Manager of the Rhineland- Palatinate/Saarland branch of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IG BCE)

Michael Vassiliadis
Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IG BCE)

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The Supervisory Board works hand in hand with the Board of Executive Directors to ensure long-term succession planning for the composition of the Board of Executive Directors. BASF aims to fill most Board positions with candidates from within the company. It is the task of the Board of Executive Directors to propose a sufficient number of suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board.

The aim is to enable the Supervisory Board to ensure a reasonable level of diversity with respect to education and professional experience, cultural background, international representation, gender and age when appointing members of the Board of Executive Directors. Irrespective of these individual criteria, a holistic approach will ultimately determine a person’s suitability for appointment to the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.

Last Update June 8, 2021