Changes in the BASF's board of executive directors

Changes in the BASF's board of executive directors
The Supervisory Board of BASF SE appointed Sanjeev Gandhi (47) to the Board of Executive Directors effective December 1, 2014. He has been head of BASF's Intermediates division since 2010.

Sanjeev Gandhi was born in India in 1966. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Pune, India, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemistry) in 1989, followed by a Master in Business Administration (Marketing) in 1991. Sanjeev Gandhi is married and has two children.

After 12 years on the Board of Executive Directors, Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer (59) will retire with the expiration of his contract following the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on April 30, 2015. He has been on the Board since 2003 and Research Executive Director since 2008. Dr. Martin Brudermüller (53), Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, will take over this role following the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Following these changes, the Board of Executive Directors has decided to redistribute its responsibilities effective May 1, 2015:
Dr. Kurt Bock (56), Chairman, Ressort I
Legal, Taxes & Insurance; Strategic Planning & Controlling; Communications & Government Relations; Global Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance

Margret Suckale (58), Industrial Relations Director, Ressort II
Human Resources; Engineering & Maintenance; Environment, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel (55), Chief Financial Officer, Ressort III
Oil & Gas, Finance, Procurement, Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Audit

Michael Heinz (50), Ressort IV
Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, South America, Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Dr. Harald Schwager (54), Ressort V
Crop Protection, Construction Chemicals, Europe, Bioscience Research

Dr. Martin Brudermüller (53), Vice Chairman and Research Executive Director, Ressort VI
Intermediates, Monomers, Petrochemicals, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence, BASF New Business

Wayne T. Smith (54), Ressort VII located in North America
Catalysts, Coatings, Performance Materials, Market & Business Development North America, Regional Functions North America

Sanjeev Gandhi (47), Ressort VIII located in Asia
Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific; South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ


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