Michael Heinz

Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE  

Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1964. From 1984 onwards, he studied Business Administration at the College of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and graduated there in 1987. In 2000, he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University, North Carolina, United States.

He is responsible for the divisions Monomers; Performance Materials; Petrochemicals; Intermediates; Region North America; Region South America.

2021 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation, located in Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
2017 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Industrial Relations Director, BASF SE, Site Director of Ludwigshafen, Germany
2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2010 Integration Lead Cognis GmbH, Holthausen, Germany
2009 Chief Executive Officer and Integration Lead Ciba AG, Basel, Switzerland
2005 President, Agricultural Products division, renamed Crop Protection division at the beginning of 2008, BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), Limburgerhof, Germany
2002 Group Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, Agricultural Products division, Mount Olive, New Jersey, United States, from 2004 in Limburgerhof
1999 President and General Manager, BASF de México S.A. and BASF Central America and the Caribbean, México City, México
1997 Director, Marketing Crop Protection, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
1996 General Manager of BASF Ecuatoriana S.A., Quito, Ecuador
1995 Manager, Reporting and Controlling, Consumer Products and Life Science, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
1989 Product Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
1986 Product Manager, Fine Chemicals, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1984 Joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen

Since 06/2021 American Chemistry Council (ACC), (Member of the Board of Directors; Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Chemical Management Committee; Member of the Finance, Audit and Membership Committee)
Since 01/2020 Lateinamerika-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e. V. (Deputy Chairman LADW)
Since 05/2019 Wintershall Dea GmbH (Member of the Supervisory Board)
Since 06/2018 Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. (Member of the Board)
Since 09/2017 Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP) e. V. (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Since 06/2017 Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e. V. (Chairman of the Steering Committee)

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Michael Heinz in the control center for automated guided vehicles (AGV) in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where the AGVs that transport tank containers at the site are monitored.