As President of the Region North America, Tobias Dratt leads the regional platform including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Central America, a role he assumed on May 1, 2018
In this function he further assumes the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BASF Corporation, a role he assumed on May 1, 2018.
Prior to his current role, Tobias served as Senior Vice President, Regional Functions & Business Centers South America, of BASF S.A. in São Paulo, Brazil.
Tobias joined BASF in 1998, after completing his studies on Business Administration in Mannheim, Germany, and graduating as Diplom-Kaufmann. In his first role with BASF, he served as specialist in Corporate Audit in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
After working as Manager, Subsidiary Financing & Mergers and Acquisitions, for two years, Tobias moved to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2003 to take over the position of Director, Finance, Administration & Operations, Business Center Turkey, Middle-East and North Africa. Four years later, he became Vice President, Finance & Controlling Asia Pacific, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd., located in Hong Kong. He returned to Ludwigshafen in 2011 to accept the position of Senior Vice President, Treasury, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.
Tobias was born in Mannheim, Germany. He is married and has two children.