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Personnel changes at BASF

September 24, 2015
Chemical Value Chain

On October 1, 2015, Dr. Klaus Welsch (52) will take over as President, Engineering & Maintenance, BASF SE. He succeeds Dr. Volker Knabe (59), who will retire effective September 30, 2015.

Dr. Albert Heuser (60), President, Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific, BASF (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai, will retire effective December 31, 2015. Dr. Stephan Kothrade (48), President of BASF-YPC and Managing Director of Nanjing Verbund Site, BASF-YPC Company Ltd., Nanjing, will succeed Heuser as President effective January 1, 2016.

Dr. Friedrich Seitz (60), President, European Site & Verbund Management, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective December 31, 2015. Dr. Uwe Liebelt (49), President, Project BASF 4.0, Ludwigshafen, will succeed Seitz effective January 1, 2016.

Dr. Ulrich von Deessen (59), President, Environment, Health & Safety, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective February 29, 2016. Dr. Beate Ehle (52), who was President, Market & Business Development North America, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, until April 2015, will succeed von Deessen effective March 1, 2016.

Dr. Wolfgang Hapke (59), President, Human Resources, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective February 29, 2016. Dr. André Becker (46), President, Regional Functions North America, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, will succeed Hapke effective March 1, 2016.

Manfredo Rübens (52), President, Finance, Ludwigshafen, will succeed Becker effective January 1, 2016. Marc Ehrhardt (47), Senior Vice President, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, BASF Corporation, Iselin, New Jersey, will, as President, succeed Rübens effective December 1, 2015.

Source: BASF

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