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23 октября 2014 г.

Changes in the Board of Executive Directors of BASF

  • Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer to retire
  • Sanjeev Gandhi appointed to Board
  • Redistribution of responsibilities effective May 1, 2015


Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 23, 2014 – The Supervisory Board of BASF SE today appointed Sanjeev Gandhi (47) to the Board of Executive Directors effective December 1, 2014. He has been head of BASF’s Intermediates division since 2010.

After 12 successful years on the Board of Executive Directors, Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer (59) will retire with the expiration of his contract following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 30, 2015. He has been on the Board since 2003 and Research Executive Director since 2008. Dr. Martin Brudermüller (53), Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, will take over this role following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

Following these changes, the Board of Executive Directors has decided to redistribute its responsibilities effective May 1, 2015:

Dr. Kurt Bock (56), Chairman, Ressort I
Legal, Taxes & Insurance; Strategic Planning & Controlling; Communications & Government Relations; Global Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance

Margret Suckale (58), Industrial Relations Director, Ressort II
Human Resources; Engineering & Maintenance; Environment, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel (55), Chief Financial Officer, Ressort III
Oil & Gas, Finance, Procurement, Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Audit

Michael Heinz (50), Ressort IV
Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, South America, Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Dr. Harald Schwager (54), Ressort V
Crop Protection, Construction Chemicals, Europe, Bioscience Research

Dr. Martin Brudermüller (53), Vice Chairman and Research Executive Director, Ressort VI
Intermediates, Monomers, Petrochemicals, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence, BASF New Business

Wayne T. Smith (54), Ressort VII located in North America
Catalysts, Coatings, Performance Materials, Market & Business Development North America, Regional Functions North America

Sanjeev Gandhi (47), Ressort VIII located in Asia
Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific; South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ

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About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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

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