Management Board

Board of Executive Directors

Manages company and represents BASF SE in business with third parties

Supervisory Board

Appoints, monitors and advises Board of Executive Directors


Exercise rights of co-administration and supervision at Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer

57 years old, 30 years at BASF

Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Senior Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance; BASF 4.0; Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence; Digitalization in R&D; Innovation Management

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel

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

59 years old, 30 years at BASF

Finance; Oil & Gas; Procurement; Supply Chain Operations & Information Services; Corporate Controlling; Corporate Audit

Saori Dubourg

46 years old, 21 years at BASF

Construction Chemicals; Crop Protection; Bioscience Research; Region Europe

Sanjeev Gandhi

51 years old, 24 years at BASF

Petrochemicals; Monomers; Intermediates; Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific; South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand

Michael Heinz

Industrial Relations Director

54 years old, 34 years at BASF

Engineering & Maintenance; Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; Human Resources

Dr. Markus Kamieth

47 years old, 19 years at BASF

Dispersions & Pigments; Care Chemicals; Nutrition & Health; Performance Chemicals; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; BASF New Business; Region South America

Wayne T. Smith

58 years old, 14 years at BASF

Catalysts; Coatings; Performance Materials; Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America; Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America; Process Research & Chemical Engineering

Last Update 15 June 2018