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Leadership in North America

North American Executive Committee Profiles

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen, responsible for the divisions Global Engineering Services, Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management, Region South America

Michael Heinz

Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation
Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

Executive Vice President and CFO BASF Corporation 

President, Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America

Tobias Dratt

President Region North America

Executive Vice President and CFO/COO, BASF Corporation 

Peter Eckes, President Plant Science

Peter Eckes

President, Bioscience Research

Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation

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Stefan John

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BASF North America

Senior Vice President, BASF Corporation

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Peter Schuhmacher

President, Global Catalysts Division

Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation

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Krisanne Pook 

Vice President, People Services USA

North American Leadership Team

In addition to the North American Executive Committee, the North American Leadership Team leads BASF’s business and organizational priorities in the region.

Andrew Bayley
Andrew Bayley
VP, Direct Procurement
Florham Park, NJ
Gary Brown
Gary Brown
VP, Digitalization North & South America
Florham Park, NJ
Stefan Doerr
Stefan Doerr
SVP, Monomers
Wyandotte, MI
Denise Hartmann
Denise Hartmann
SVP, Dispersions & Resins
Charlotte, NC
Timothy Ingle
Timothy Ingle
VP, Refining Salts & Solutions
Iselin, NJ
Tatiana Kalman
Tatiana Kalman
SVP, Performance Chemicals Americas
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mary Kurian
Mary Kurian
SVP, Petrochemicals
Houston, TX
Jerold Lebold
Jerold Lebold
SVP, Geismar Site
Geismar, LA
Marcelo Lu
Marcelo Lu
SVP, Care Chemicals
Florham Park, NJ
Apala Mukherjee
Apala Mukherjee
VP and Managing Director, BASF Canada
Missisauga, ON
Alexander Neumann-Loreck
Alexander Neumann-Loreck
SVP, Regional Service Delivery, North & South America
Florham Park, NJ
Erika Peterman
Erika Peterman
SVP, Chemical Intermediates
Florham Park, NJ
Paul Rea
Paul Rea
SVP, Crop Protection
Research Triangle Park, NC
Ken Reid
Ken Reid
SVP, Engineering & Maintenance
Houston, TX
Gulay Serhatkulu
Gulay Serhatkulu
SVP, Performance Materials
Wyandotte, MI
Christian Seufert
Christian Seufert
SVP, Pharma Solutions
Florham Park, NJ
Christopher Toomey
Christopher Toomey
SVP, Coatings Solutions
Southfield, MI
Rick Turner
Rick Turner
SVP, Seeds & Traits
Research Triangle Park, NC
Christopher Witte
Christopher Witte
SVP, Freeport Site
Freeport, TX
Claus Wunschmann-Lenz
Claus Wunschmann-Lenz
President & General Management, BASF Mexico, CA&C
DF, Mexico