The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has today appointed Dr. Kurt Bock (51) to succeed Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht as chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF. Dr. Martin Brudermüller (49) will become vice chairman of the Board of Executive Directors. Both appointments will take effect following the end of the Annual Meeting on May 6, 2011.
Jacques Delmoitiez (57), currently President of BASF’s Polyurethanes division located in Brussels, Belgium, will become President of BASF’s regional division Europe, located in Ludwigshafen, Germany effective October 1, 2010. The current President, Dr. Walter Seufert (59) is retiring as of September 30, 2010.
Wayne T. Smith (50), currently President of BASF’s Catalysts division located in Iselin, New Jersey, will take over responsibilities for the Polyurethanes division as of September 1, 2010. Frank A. Bozich (49) will become head of the Catalysts division. He is currently responsible for the area of precious and basic metals in the Catalysts division.