Who we are
Dr. Stephan Kothrade
Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Stephan Kothrade was born in 1967 in Landshut, Germany. He has a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
He is responsible for BASF’s global businesses in Monomers, Performance Materials, Petrochemicals, and Intermediates. Furthermore, he oversees the region Europe, and the startup trinamiX.
|2023||Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany|
|2022||President Intermediates, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen|
|2020||President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China|
|2016||President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, Shanghai, China|
||President, BASF-YPC Company Ltd, and Managing Director of Nanjing Verbund Site, Nanjing, China|
|2008||Senior Vice President, Plant Operations, Engineering & Infrastructure, BASF Antwerpen N.V., Antwerp, Belgium
|2006||Managing Director, BASF Hungária & Southeast Europe, Budapest, Hungary|
|2003||Director Global Procurement, Inorganic Chemicals and Intermediates, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Ludwigshafen
|2000||Group leader Strategic Planning: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Business Unit Strategies, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
|1998||Plant Manager, Lutonal Plant, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen|
|1995||Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Polymer Research|
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