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Management Board

Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

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Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer

59 years old, 32 years at BASF

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

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Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel

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

61 years old, 32 years at BASF

Responsibilities:
Corporate Finance; Corporate Audit; Global Business Services; Global Digital Services; Global Procure­ment; Oil & Gas

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Saori Dubourg

48 years old, 23 years at BASF 

Responsibilities:
Agricultural Solutions; Care Chemicals; Nutrition & Health; Construction Chemicals; Bioscience Research; Europe

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Michael Heinz

Industrial Relations Director

56 years old, 36 years at BASF 

Responsibilities:
Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; Global Engineering Services; South America

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Dr. Markus Kamieth

49 years old, 21 years at BASF 

Responsibilities:
Catalysts; Coatings; Dispersions & Pigments; Performance Chemicals; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; BASF New Business; Greater China; South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand; Megaprojects Asia

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Wayne T. Smith

60 years old, 16 years at BASF 

Responsibilities:
Monomers; Performance Materials; Petrochemicals; Intermediates; Process Research & Chemical Engineering; North America

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  

Dr. Alexander C. Karp 
CEO Palantir Technologies Inc. 

Anke Schäferkordt 
Supervisory Board member

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. Independent of these individual criteria, the Supervisory Board is convinced that ultimately, only a holistic approach can determine an individual’s suitability for appointment to the Board of Executive Directors.

Last Update June 19, 2020