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Supervisory Board

In accordance with the Statutes, the Supervisory Board of BASF SE comprises twelve members.

The term of office of the Supervisory Board commenced following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 3, 2019, in which the shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board were elected. It terminates upon conclusion of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting which resolves on the discharge of members of the Supervisory Board for the fourth complete financial year after the term of office commenced; this is the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2024. The Supervisory Board comprises the following members:

Members of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

Dr. Kurt Bock

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Residence: Heidelberg, Germany | Nationality: German

Kurt Bock was born in Rahden, Eastern Westphalia, Germany in 1958. He studied business administration in Münster and Cologne and at Pennsylvania State University. In 1985, he earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Bonn. In the same year, he began his career at BASF in finance. From 2003 to 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE and, since 2007, additionally Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation in the United States. He was Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF from 2011 to 2018.

Bock has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since June 18, 2020.

Memberships of statutory supervisory boards in Germany:

  • Fuchs Petrolub SE (listed company), Chairman, since 2019
  • BMW (listed company), Member, since 2018

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises:
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell

Professor for Organic Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Place of residence: Munich, Germany | Nationality: German

Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell was born in Herford, Germany in 1966 and studied chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1993. After postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge he obtained his habilitation from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland in 1998. Carell has been a professor for organic chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany since 2004.

Carell has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 3, 2019.

Memberships of statutory supervisory boards in Germany:
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Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprise: