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Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE  

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.

Professional Career

     
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 & Maintenance, 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

Memberships

   

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)