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Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE


Martin Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart in 1961. From 1980 onwards he studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree in 1985. After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States.


He is responsible for the divisions Corporate Legal, Compliance & Insurance, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Corporate Human Resources and Corporate Investor Relations.

Since 2018 Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2015 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (until January 2021), BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2006 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), responsible for the region Asia Pacific located in Hong Kong
2003 President, Functional Polymers, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
2001 Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning BASF Group, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1999 Director, production fat-soluble vitamins, Fine Chemicals, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1997 Staff to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1995 Head of Sales Intermediates, Pharma Chemicals, BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy
1993 New Business Development/Marketing, Intermediates, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1988 Joined the Ammonia Laboratory at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen

Since 10/2020 European Chemical Industry Council Cefic (President)
Since 05/2019 ERT – European Round Table for Industry (Chairman “Competitiveness & Innovation” Working Group; since 11/2018 Member)
Since 01/2019 BDI (Member of the Presidium)
Since 12/2018 Hightech-Forum 2025 (Member)
Since 11/2018 National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM), (Member Working Group 4)
Since 10/2018 Economic Advisory Council of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen  parliamentary group in the German Bundestag (Member)

Since 09/2018

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V., VCI (German Chemical Industry Association, Vice President)
Since 05/2018 International Council of Chemical Associations, ICCA (Member of the Executive Board and Member of the Global Executive Strategy Group)
Since 06/2017 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V. (Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Member of the Senate Committee)
Since 11/2015 BDI and BDA, Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology Policy (Representative of the German Chemical Industry Association, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V., VCI)
Since 05/2015 acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e. V. (National Academy of Science and Engineering), Munich, Germany (Member of the Senate Committee)
Since 05/2015 Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Fund of the Chemical Industry; FCI) of the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V. (German Chemical Industry Association; VCI), Frankfurt, Germany (Member of the Board of Trustees)

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Martin Brudermüller: With our strategy we are on the right path: Our customers are experiencing a new BASF.


Dr. Martin Brudermüller at the supercomputer at the Ludwigshafen site in Germany. BASF researchers can perform complex simulations and modeling operations in no time thanks to the new supercomputer’s 1.75 petaflops of computing power.