Personnel Changes At BASF

Friday, December 16th, 2016 | 1210 Views


A number of personnel changes within BASF will be seen come 2017.

On April 1, 2017, Hartwig Michels, presently president of Regional Division Europe, Ludwigshafen, will take over as President, Petrochemicals, Ludwigshafen. He succeeds Dr Rainer Diercks, who will retire effective March 31, 2017.

In turn, succeeding Mr Michels will be Dr Markus Kramer, present president, Dispersions & Pigments, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Limited, Hong Kong. Gops Pillay, the current president of the regional division South & East Asia, will take over as President Dispersions & Pigments, Hong Kong, effective March 1, 2017.

Dr Andrea Frenzel, senior vice president, Strategic Planning, Ludwigshafen, will succeed Mr Pillay effective March 1, 2017.

Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner, senior vice president, Performance Materials Europe, Ludwigshafen, will take over as President Nutrition & Health, Lampertheim, Germany, effective April 1, 2017. She succeeds Saori Dubourg, who has recently been appointed by the Supervisory Board of BASF SE to the Board of Executive Directors effective May 13, 2017.

Dirk Bremm, senior vice president, Construction Chemicals Americas, Beachwood/Ohio, takes over as President Coatings, Münster, Germany, effective April 1, 2017. The current head of the division, Dr Markus Kamieth, has also been recently appointed to the Board of Executive Directors effective May 13, 2017, by the Supervisory Board of BASF SE.

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