Changes in BASF's Board of Executive Directors

Changes in BASF's Board of Executive Directors

Author: (picture © BASF SE)

The Supervisory Board of BASF appointed Saori Dubourg and Dr. Markus Kamieth to the Board of Executive Directors effective May 13, 2017.

Saori Dubourg (pictured left), born 1971 in Augsburg, Germany, studied Strategic Management and Industrial Marketing at the University of Trier, Germany, from 1991 to 1996, she studied. In 1996, she joined the BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany. She had several positions and has been head of BASF’s Health & Nutrition division since 2013.

Markus Kamieth (pictured right), born 1970 in Dinslaken, Germany, gained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Essen, Germany, in 1998. He joined BASF, Ludwigshafen, in 1999. After several positions, he has led BASF’s Coatings division since 2012.

Margret Suckale (60) will retire with the expiration of her contract following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 12, 2017. Suckale joined BASF in 2009 and has been on the Board since 2011. She is Industrial Relations Director and responsible for the divisions Engineering & Maintenance; Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; and Human Resources.

Dr. Harald Schwager (56) will leave BASF’s Board of Executive Directors in support of long-term succession planning on May 12, 2017. Schwager has been with BASF for 28 years. He was appointed to the Board in 2008 and is currently responsible for the divisions Construction Chemicals; Crop Protection; Bioscience Research; and Region Europe.

Following these changes, the Board of Executive Directors has decided to redistribute its responsibilities effective May 13, 2017:

  • Dr. Kurt Bock (58), Chairman, Ressort I
    Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Senior Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance
  • Michael Heinz (52), Industrial Relations Director, Ressort II
    Engineering & Maintenance; Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; Human Resources
  • Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel (57), Chief Financial Officer, Ressort III
    Finance; Oil & Gas; Procurement; Supply Chain Operations & Information Services; Corporate Controlling; Corporate Audit
  • Dr. Markus Kamieth (46), Ressort IV
    Care Chemicals; Nutrition & Health; Performance Chemicals; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; Region South America
  • Saori Dubourg (45), Ressort V
    Construction Chemicals; Crop Protection; Bioscience Research; Region Europe
  • Dr. Martin Brudermüller (55), Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Ressort VI
    Petrochemicals; Monomers; Intermediates; Process Research & Chemical Engineering; Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence; BASF New Business
  • Wayne T. Smith (56), Ressort VII located in North America
    Catalysts; Coatings; Performance Materials; Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America; Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America
  • Sanjeev Gandhi (49), Ressort VIII located in Asia
    Dispersions & Pigments; Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific; South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ


Also of Interest

  • BASF’s Executive Board, 2015.
    BASF Supervisory Board extends appointment of four Executive Board members by five years


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