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Benjamin Raerup Knudsen

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Benjamin Raerup Knudsen is Vice President of Research North America, a role he assumed on June 1, 2022. In this position, Benjamin is responsible for BASF’s research activities in the region.

Benjamin joined BASF in 2017 as General Manager for BASF Enzymes LLC and Head of White Biotechnology in North America. Prior to that, Benjamin was Director for R&D at Novozymes Corporation in North Carolina. Other positions held at Novozymes included managing Application Research and Manufacturing Operations in Brazil, and other roles in Denmark.

Benjamin studied Biotechnology and Engineering at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, and received his Master of Science in Engineering degree from the university in 2006.