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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 2, 2014, 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 2019. The Supervisory Board comprises the following members:

Members of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

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Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Residence: Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany | Nationality: German

Jürgen Hambrecht was born in Reutlingen, Germany in 1946. He completed his studies in chemistry with a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1975. Hambrecht worked for more than 35 years in various areas at BASF worldwide; from 1997 as a member of the Board of Executive Directors and from 2003 until his retirement in May 2011 as its Chairman.

Hambrecht has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 2, 2014.

Other supervisory board memberships:

  • Fuchs Petrolub SE (chairman)
  • Trumpf GmbH & Co KG (chairman)
  • Daimler AG (member)


Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

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Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

Residence: Munich, Germany | Nationality: German

Michael Diekmann was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1954 and studied law and philosophy at the University of Göttingen, Germany. From 1998, Michael Diekmann was a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. From 2003 until May 2015, he was Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. Since May 2017, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE.

Diekmann has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 6, 2003.

Other supervisory board memberships:

  • Allianz SE (chairman since May 7, 2017)
  • Fresenius Management SE (member)
  • Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA (vice chairman)
  • Linde AG (vice chairman until May 10, 2017)
  • Siemens AG (member)  


Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

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Member of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site and of the BASF Works Council Europe
Residence: Limburgerhof, Germany | Nationality: German

Tatjana Diether was born in Worms, Germany in 1975. She joined at BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008, BASF SE) as an apprentice for technical drawing in 1991. Following a vocational commercial training at a private business school, she was an instructor for vocational training at BASF.

Diether has been a member of the Works Council of BASF SE since 2003 and has been a full-time member of the Works Council since 2008. Diether was elected to the BASF Works Council Europe in 2017.

Diether has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 4, 2018.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site; and Chairman of BASF’s Joint Works Council and of the BASF Works Council Europe

Residence: Limburgerhof, Germany | Nationality: German

Sinischa Horvat was born in Pirmasens, Germany in 1976 and trained as a process control technician at BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE) from 1993 to 1997.
After his studies of business administration, he worked in the site information management at the Ludwigshafen site from 2002 to 2007.
He joined the Works Council of BASF Aktiengesellschaft in 2002 and has been a full-time member of the Works Council at the Ludwigshafen site since 2007. Horvat joined the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (BASF Works Council Europe) in 2013.

Horvat has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 12, 2017.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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Senior Advisor Evercore Partners
Residence: Exeter, England | Nationality: British

Dame Alison J. Carnwath was born in Derby, England in 1953 and studied Economics and German at the University of Reading/England and University of Munich/Germany. Since 2000, she has been Senior Advisor at Lexicon Partners Limited, later Evercore Partners.

Carnwath has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 2, 2014.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

  • Zurich Insurance Group AG (independent, non-executive member of the Administrative Council)
  • Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (independent, non-executive member of the Administrative Council)
  • BP plc (independent non-executive Member of the Board of Directors)
  • PACCAR Inc. (independent Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Coller Capital Ltd. (non-executive Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Broadwell Capital Limited (non-executive Member of the Board of Directors)

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Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Residence: Dietikon, Switzerland | Nationality: Luxembourgian/Swiss

Prof. Dr. François Diederich was born in Ettelbrück, Luxembourg in 1952 and studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Heidelberg in 1979, with habilitation conferred in 1985. Since 1992, Diederich has been a full professor of organic chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Diederich has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 19, 1998.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH
Residence: Stuttgart, Germany | Nationality: German

Franz Fehrenbach was born in Kenzingen, Germany in 1949 and studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. From 1999, he was a member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH, from 2003 until 2012 Chairman of the Board of Management. Since 2012, he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH and Managing Partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG (RBIK).

Fehrenbach has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since January 14, 2008.

Other supervisory board memberships:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH (chairman)
  • Stihl AG (vice chairman)
  • Linde AG (second vice chairman)


Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

  • Stihl Holding AG & Co. KG (member of the Advisory Board)

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Deputy Chairman of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site
Residence: Otterbach, Germany | Nationality: German

Waldemar Helber was born in Weilerbach, Germany in 1957. He trained as a power current technician at BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE) from 1972 to 1976. He has been a member of the Works Council of BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen Site, since 2003 and a full-time trade union delegate since 2007. Since 2010, Helber has been a member of the BASF Works Council Europe.

Helber has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since April 29, 2016.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland GmbH
Residence: Cologne, Germany | Nationality: German

Anke Schäferkordt was born in Lemgo, Germany in 1962 and studied business administration at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Since 2005, she has been CEO of RTL Television and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Since 2012, she has been a member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

Schäferkordt has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since December 17, 2010.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

  • Métropole Télévision S.A. (member of the Supervisory Board)

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Full-Time Trade Union Delegate
Residence: Brecht, Belgium | Nationality: Belgian

Denise Schellemans was born in Niel, Belgium in 1961. She trained as medical-technical assistant at the University of the Province of Antwerp. From 1982 to 1985, she worked in cancer research at the University of Antwerp. Schellemans has worked at BASF Antwerpen since 1985, to 1994 in the medical service. In 1994, she was named a full-time trade union delegate. Since 1995, she has been a member of the local Works Council and in 1999 was named vice president of the BASF Euro Dialog (since April 2008 BASF Works Council Europe).

Schellemans has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since January 14, 2008.

Other supervisory board memberships:
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Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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Regional Manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of IG BCE
Residence: Riedstadt, Germany | Nationality: German

Roland Strasser was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1975. From 1991 to 1994, he was an apprentice in industrial mechanics at Hoechst AG in Frankfurt. Following his vocational training, he worked in various business areas at Hoechst AG. Following the spin-off of the pharmaceuticals business, he transferred to the newly founded Hoechst Marion Roussel which then became part of Aventis Pharma in 1999 with the merger of Hoechst and Rhône-Poulenc.

Roland Strasser has been the Trade Union Secretary of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IG BCE) since 2001 and regional manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of IG BCE since November 2017.

Strasser has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since May 4, 2018.

Other supervisory board memberships:

  • AbbVie Komplementär GmbH (member)


Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:

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Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union
Residence: Hanover, Germany | Nationality: German

Michael Vassiliadis was born in Essen, Germany in 1964 and trained as a chemical lab technician at Bayer AG in Dormagen, Germany. In 1986, he began his full-time union work at IG CPK (since 1997 IG BCE). Since March 2004, he has been a member of the Managing Board of IG BCE. In October 2009, he was elected Chairman of IG BCE.

Vassiliadis has been a member of the BASF Supervisory Board since August 1, 2004.

Other supervisory board memberships:

  • K+S Aktiengesellschaft (vice chairman)
  • Steag GmbH (member)
  • RAG AG (vice chairman)
  • RAG DSK AG (vice chairman)


Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
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