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BASF SE

BASF SE

Sector: Industrial Organic Chemicals Not Elsewhere Classified Region: Germany


: | Milan Stock Exchange: BASF | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: BASA | XETRA: BAS | OTC Markets: BASFY | London Stock Exchange: BFA


BASF SE is engaged in the chemical industry. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil and Gas. The Chemicals segment comprises chemicals and intermediates including solvents, plasticizers, glues and electronic chemicals, materials for detergents, plastics, textile, fibers, paints and coatings, crop protection products, and pharmaceuticals. The Plastics segment offers engineering plastics for the automotive and electrical industries, household appliances, and sports and leisure products. The Performance Products segment includes vitamins and food additives, and ingredients for pharmaceuticals, hygiene, home, and personal care items. The Functional Solutions segment consists of automotive and industrial catalysts, battery materials, automotive and industrial coatings, concrete admixtures, tile adhesives, and decorative paints. The Agricultural Solutions segment offers crop protection products that guard against fungal diseases, insects and weeds. The Oil and Gas segment is composed of the oil & gas division with the exploration & production and natural gas trading business sectors. The company was founded by Friedrich Engelhorn on April 6, 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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Executives

Kurt Bock, Chairman
Kurt Bock was born in Rahden, Eastern Westphalia, Germany, in 1958. From 1977 he studied business administration at the Universities of Münster and Cologne as well as at Pennsylvania State University, United States, and received his diploma in 1982 from the University of Cologne. In 1985, he earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Bonn. Kurt Bock is married and has three children.
Professional Career 2011 Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, currently responsible for Legal, Taxes & Insurance, Strategic Planning & Controlling, Communications & Government Relations, Global Executive Human Resources, Investor Relations and Compliance 2003 Member of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Financial Officer of BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE), from 2007 onwards also Chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation, New Jersey, United States 2000 President Logistics & Information Services, BASF Aktiengesellschaft 1998 CFO BASF Corporation, New Jersey, United States 1996 Managing Director Robert Bosch Ltda., Campinas, Brazil 1992 Senior Vice President Finance, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany 1991 Director Technology, Planning and Controlling, Engineering Plastics, BASF Aktiengesellschaft 1987 Staff to Chief Financial Officer of BASF Aktiengesellschaft 1985 Joined Finance Division of BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Martin Brudermüller, Vice 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.
Professional Career 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, currently responsible for the divisions Performance Polymers and Polyurethanes as well as for the Region Asia Pacific headquartered in Hong Kong 2006 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE) 2003 President Functional Polymers division 2001 Senior Vice President Strategic Planning BASF Group 1999 Director production fat-soluble vitamins, Fine Chemicals operating division 1997 Staff to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors 1995 Transfer to BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy, Head of Marketing and Sales intermediates, pharmaceutical chemicals 1993 New Business Development/Marketing, Intermediates division 1988 Joined the Ammonia Laboratory at BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Hans-Ulrich Engel, Chief Financial Officer
Hans-Ulrich Engel was born in 1959 in Göttingen, Germany. From 1977 onwards, he studied law at the Universities of Göttingen and Freiburg. In 1983 he graduated from the University of Göttingen. He did his clerkship from 1984 to 1987 at the Higher Regional Court, Oldenburg, Germany, before earning his doctorate at the University of Göttingen in 1990.
Professional Career 2011 Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, United States, currently responsible for Finance, Catalysts, the Region North America, Information Services & Supply Chain Management, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Audit 2008 Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE 2008 President Legal, Taxes & Insurance, BASF SE 2006 Projects in association with acquisition of Engelhard Corporation 2000 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BASF Corporation and President Regional Functions North America, Mount Olive, New Jersey, United States 1997 Managing Director of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, Schwarzheide, Germany 1996 Staff to the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft 1994 Return to legal department of BASF Aktiengesellschaft 1993 Delegation to BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, United States 1988 Joined legal department of BASF Aktiengesellschaft (since January 14, 2008 BASF SE)

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