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South Africa

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), BASF SE

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman

Martin Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart in 1961. From 1980 onwards he studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree there in 1985. After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States.

2018 Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF SE, responsible for the divisions Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Senior Executive Human Resources, Investor Relations, Compliance, BASF 4.0, Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence, Digitalization in Research & Development, and Innovation Management
2015 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, responsible for the divisions Petrochemicals, Monomers, Intermediates, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Innovation Management, Digitalization in Research & Development, BASF New Business, as well as Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence
2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2006 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), responsible for the region Asia Pacific located in Hong Kong
2003 President, Functional Polymers, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
2001 Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning BASF Group, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1999 Director, production fat-soluble vitamins, Fine Chemicals, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1997 Staff to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1995 Head of Sales Intermediates, Pharma Chemicals, BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy
1993 New Business Development/Marketing, Intermediates, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1988 Joined the Ammonia Laboratory at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen


Since 09/2018

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V., VCI (German Chemical Industry Association, Vice President)
Since 05/2018 International Council of Chemical Associations, ICCA (Member of the Executive Board and Member of the Global Executive Strategy Group)
Since 06/2017 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V. (Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Member of the Senate Committee)
Since 11/2015 Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (Federation of German Industries; BDI) and Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände e. V. (Confederation of German Employers’ Associations; BDA), Berlin, Germany, Committee on Research, Innovation and Technology Policy (Representative of the German Chemical Industry Association, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V., VCI)
Since 05/2015 acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e. V. (National Academy of Science and Engineering), Munich, Germany (Member of the Senate Committee)
Since 05/2015 Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität (German National Platform for Electric Mobility; NPE), Munich (Steering Committee and Co-Chairman Workstream 2 „battery technology“)
Since 05/2015 Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Fund of the Chemical Industry; FCI) of the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V. (German Chemical Industry Association; VCI), Frankfurt, Germany (Member of the Board of Trustees)

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