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Stefan John

Stefan John is Senior Vice President, BASF Corporation as well as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of BASF North America.

In this position, Stefan has overall responsibility for BASF’s legal and governmental affairs in the North American business region. Additionally, as BASF Corporation’s Chief Compliance Officer he chairs the company's Compliance Oversight Committee.

Stefan joined BASF SE in 2014 and became Senior Vice President Legal. Prior to that, he had served as board member responsible for HR, Legal and Compliance at building material manufacturer Dyckerhoff. Other career positions held include in-house lawyer for General Electric and Stinnes AG with international assignments in the US, Germany, Italy and England. He also worked as associate for a US law firm in New York and Mexico City.

Stefan John started his professional career after graduation from the faculty of law at the Freie Universität Berlin as a lawyer for privatization of the Treuhandanstalt.

Stefan was born in Berlin. He is married and has three children.