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Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38
Ludwigshafen am Rhein 67056
49 621 60 0

Sector(s)Basic Materials
Full-time employees109,013

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Dr. Martin BrudermullerChairman of Exec. Directors & CEO5.12MN/A1961
Mr. Michael HeinzMember of the Board of Exec. Directors3.04MN/A1964
Dr. Markus KamiethMember of the Board of Exec. Directors3.12MN/A1970
Dr. Melanie Maas-BrunnerCTO & Member of Exec. Directors2.86MN/A1969
Detlef KratzPresN/AN/A1962
Dr. Dirk ElvermannMember of the Board of Exec. Directors, CFO & Chief Digital OfficerN/AN/A1972
Dr. Stephan KothradePres of Intermediates & Member of the Board of Exec. DirectorsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Christian-Matthias JutziSr. VP of Mobile Emissions Catalysts & Pres of Corp. Fin.N/AN/A1977
Mr. Stefan BeckmannSr. VP of Global Process/Enterprise Architecture & Region Europe and Chief Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Dr. Stefanie WettbergSr. VP of Investor RelationsN/AN/A1973
Amounts are as of 31 December 2022, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


BASF SE operates as a chemical company worldwide. It operates through six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. The Chemicals segment provides petrochemicals and intermediates. The Materials segment offers advanced materials and their precursors for applications and systems, such as isocyanates, polyamides, and inorganic basic products, as well as specialties for plastics and plastics processing industries. The Industrial Solutions segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications, such as polymer dispersions, resins, additives, electronic materials, and antioxidants for automotive, plastics, paints and coatings, electronics, and energy and resource industries. The Surface Technologies segment provides chemical solutions and automotive OEM, which include refinish coatings, surface treatment, catalysts, battery materials, and precious and base metal services for the automotive and chemical sectors. The Nutrition & Care segment offers ingredients for consumer goods in the areas of nutrition, home, personal care, and technical applications; and serves the food and feed producers, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergents, cleaners, and crop protection industries. The Agricultural Solutions segment provides seeds and seed treatment products, as well as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biological solutions; and digital farming solutions. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

Corporate governance

BASF SE’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 30 May 2023 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 5; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 1.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.