The Supervisory Board of BASF SE extended the appointment of Dr. Martin Brudermüller (61) as BASF’s Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting; Brudermüller’s appointment was originally scheduled to end in 2023. Brudermüller has been Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE since 2018 and a Board member since 2006.
“I am pleased that Martin Brudermüller will continue to lead the company with prudence and determination in these difficult times,” said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE.
In addition, the Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Dirk Elvermann (51) as the new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Digital Officer. He succeeds Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel (63), whose mandate ends at the closing of the 2023 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. Engel has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors since 2008, Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE since 2011 and also, since 2018, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors. Elvermann has been with the company since 2003 and has been leading the Corporate Finance division since 2019. Previously he was, among other positions, Chief Financial Officer of Wintershall Holding GmbH and Managing Director of BASF in Poland. “I am convinced that Dirk Elvermann with his broad experience and leadership skills will be an excellent addition to BASF’s Board of Executive Directors,” said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE.
Private equity investor Cinven is acquiring MBCC Group’s admixture business from Swiss construction chemicals major Sika on the rebound. Earlier, the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had turned thumbs down on plans to sell the business to Ineos, citing antitrust concerns.
Air Liquide S.A. (Paris) announced the construction of an industrial scale ammonia (NH3) cracking pilot plant in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. When transformed into ammonia, hydrogen can be easily transported over long distances.
Huhtamaki receives a gold medal from EcoVadis on its sustainability performance – for the third year running. Its score places Huhtamaki in the top 4% of over 100,000 rated companies across the globe. EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted business sustainability index.