BASF: New Chairman Appointed
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. The Supervisory Board will decide on further appointments to the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE in early 2011.
As the Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE, Dr. Bock is currently responsible for Finance, Information Services, Corporate Controlling and Corporate Audit. Since 2007 he also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation and has responsibility for the North American Regional Division and the Catalysts Operating Division.
Dr. Martin Brudermüller is today responsible for the Performance Polymers, Polyurethanes and Styrenics Division as well as for the Asia Pacific Regional Division. He has been based in Hong Kong since April 2006.
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