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Dr. Stephan Kothrade

Member of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF SE

Dr. Stephan Kothrade

Stephan Kothrade was born in 1967 in Landshut, Germany. He has a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

He is responsible for Monomers; Performance Materials; Petrochemicals; Intermediates; Group Research; Greater China; South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand; Mega Projects Asia.

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2024 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Chief Technology Officer, BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Singapore
2023 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2022 President Intermediates, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2020 President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China
2016 President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China
President, BASF-YPC Company Ltd, and Managing Director of Nanjing Verbund Site, Nanjing, China
2008 Senior Vice President, Plant Operations, Engineering & Infrastructure, BASF Antwerpen N.V., Antwerp, Belgium
2006 Managing Director, BASF Hungária & Southeast Europe, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Director Global Procurement, Inorganic Chemicals and Intermediates, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Ludwigshafen
2000 Group leader Strategic Planning: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Business Unit Strategies, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1998 Plant Manager, Lutonal Plant, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1995 Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Polymer Research

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