BASF appoints François Desné to lead Global Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions
Ludwigshafen – April 1, 2014 – BASF nominates François Desné as Senior Vice President, Global Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, effective today. He succeeds Dr. Steffen Kudis, who will assume responsibility for the Global Strategic Management and New Business Development Unit, Performance Chemicals, BASF SE.
François Desné started his professional career with Rhodia where he held different positions. In 2003, he joined BASF as Business Development Manager, Corporate Planning and Controlling, BASF Coatings GmbH, Münster, Germany. He later moved on to hold management positions in the coatings business of BASF in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his new role, he was Senior Vice President, Global Leather and Textile Chemicals, BASF South East Asia Pte. Ltd., based in Singapore.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees 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.
About BASF Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions
BASF offers a wide range of solutions and products for the water, oilfield and mining industry. The product range of Global Water Solutions includes products used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. The business is a leading supplier of products to clarify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat the waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect desalination plants, cooling towers and boilers. We are the leading provider of inge® ultrafiltration membrane technology. Within our Global Oilfield Solutions business, we help the oilfield service industry make efficient formulations. Our portfolio comprises products for the drilling and completion of oil wells as well as chemicals for continuous and cost efficient production of valuable oil and gas resources. We develop next generation of surfactants and polymers designed to support enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations by means of chemical injection. Mining Solutions offer an extensive range of mineral processing reagents. Our strengths are in solid/liquid separation and solvent extraction; we also offer reagents for flotation, dispersing, agglomerating and others. Further information can be found at:www.mining-solutions.basf.com
Phone: +49 621 60-58865
Oilfield and Mining Solutions
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