Employee representatives appoint members to BASF SE Supervisory Board.
Ludwigshafen, Germany – March 19, 2009 – In its regular meeting on March 18 in Ludwigshafen, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (European works council) appointed employee representatives to the Supervisory Board of BASF SE. They are:
- Robert Oswald, BASF SE
- Wolfgang Daniel, BASF SE
- Ralf Bastian, BASF SE
- Denise Schellemans, BASF Antwerpen N. V.
- Michael Vassiliadis, member of the Central Board of Executive Directors of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union, Hanover
- Ralf Sikorski, Regional manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union, Mainz
The appointments of these representatives begin following the Annual Meeting of BASF SE on April 30, 2009 and are valid until the Annual Meeting 2014. The appointments are based on the Agreement Concerning the Involvement on Employees in BASF SE (Employee Participation Agreement) signed in relation to the transformation of BASF Aktiengesellschaft into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE). According to this agreement, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat appoints employee representatives to the Supervisory Board on the basis of proposals from the German Group works council and the Belgian works council.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.