Margret Suckale to head corporate unit at BASF as of July 1, 2009
Her global responsibilities will include human resource issues related to senior executives, management processes, organization of the BASF Group and executive development. In addition, she will head a strategic committee that proposes candidates for executive positions to BASF’s Board of Executive Directors. Suckale will report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht.
Suckale studied law at the University of Hamburg, and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Northwestern University/WHU as well as an Executive Master of European and International Business Law degree from the University of St. Gallen. Suckale has gathered international experience at a number of companies – also in the oil and chemical industry – and is thus an ideal addition to BASF’s management team.
“Margret Suckale has demonstrated her professionalism and persistence in difficult circumstances. We are very pleased that she will be strengthening our team,” said BASF Chairman Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht.
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 posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000employees as of the end of the year. 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.