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Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE  

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Michael Heinz was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1964. From 1984 onwards, he studied Business Administration at the College of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and graduated there in 1987. In 2000, he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University, North Carolina, United States.

   
2020 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen, responsible for the divisions Global Engineering Services, Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management, Region South America
2017 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen, responsible for the divisions Engineering & Technical Expertise, Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management, Human Resources
2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE responsible for the divisions Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Advanced Materials & Systems Research and the region South America
2010 Integration Lead Cognis GmbH, Holthausen, Germany
2009 Chief Executive Officer and Integration Lead Ciba AG, Basel, Switzerland
2005 President, Agricultural Products division, renamed Crop Protection division at the beginning of 2008, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Limburgerhof, Germany
2002 Group Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, Agricultural Products division, Mount Olive, New Jersey, United States, from 2004 in Limburgerhof, Germany
1999 President and General Manager of BASF de México S.A. and BASF Central America and the Caribbean, México City, México
1997 Director, Marketing Crop Protection, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
1996 General Manager of BASF Ecuatoriana S.A., Quito, Ecuador
1995

Manager, Reporting and Controlling, Consumer Products and Life Science, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

1989 Product Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
1986 Marketing Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany
1984 Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

   
Since 01/2020 Lateinamerika-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e. V. (Deputy Chairman LADW)
Since 05/2019 Wintershall Dea GmbH (Member of the Supervisory Board)
Since 10/2018 Europäische Stiftung Kaiserdom zu Speyer (Member of the Board of Trustees)
Since 06/2018 Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. (Member of the Board)
Since 03/2018 Goethe-Institut (Member of the Economic Advisory Council)
Since 09/2017 Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP) e. V. (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Since 06/2017 Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie e. V. (BAVC), (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Since 06/2017

Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e. V. (Chairman of the Steering Committee)
Since 05/2017 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (DGFP) e. V. (Member)
Since 05/2017 Initiative Chefsache (Member of the Steering Committee)
Since 05/2017 Innovationsforum Energiewende e. V. (If.E), (Member of the Steering Committee)
Since 05/2017 Stiftung Universität Heidelberg (Member of the Board of Trustees)
Since 05/2017 Wittenberg-Zentrum für Globale Ethik (WZGE), (Member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees)
Since 05/2017 Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar (ZMRN) e. V. (Chairman of the Board of Directors 03/2018)
Since 05/2017 BASF Antwerpen N. V. (Chairman of the Administrative Board)

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Michael Heinz in the control center for automated guided vehicles (AGV) in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where the AGVs that transport tank containers at the site are monitored.