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Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38
Ludwigshafen am Rhein 67056
49 0621 60 0

Sector(s)Basic Materials
Full-time employees111,768

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Dr. Martin BrudermullerChairman of Exec. Directors & CEO7.11MN/A1961
Dr. Hans-Ulrich EngelCFO, Chief Digital Officer & Vice Chairman of Exec. Directors4.75MN/A1959
Mr. Michael HeinzMember of the Board of Exec. Directors3.76MN/A1964
Ms. Saori DubourgMember of the Board of Exec. Directors3.67MN/A1971
Dr. Markus KamiethMember of the Board of Exec. Directors3.91MN/A1970
Dr. Melanie Maas-BrunnerCTO & Member of Exec. Directors3.46MN/A1969
Detlef KratzPresN/AN/A1962
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
Mr. Wolfgang HaasGen. CounselN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2021, 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. The company 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 and polyamides, as well as inorganic basic products and specialties for plastic and plastic processing industries. The Industrial Solutions segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications, such as polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, electronic materials, antioxidants, light stabilizers, oilfield chemicals, mineral processing, and hydrometallurgical chemicals. The Surface Technologies segment offers 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 industries. The Nutrition & Care segment provides nutrition and care ingredients for food and feed producers, as well as pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergent, and cleaner industries. The Agricultural Solutions segment offers crop protection products and seeds, such as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and biological crop production products, as well as seed treatment products. The company has strategic partnerships with Contemporary Amperex TechnologyCo., Limited on battery materials solutions, including cathode active materials and battery recycling. BASF SE was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

Corporate governance

BASF SE’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 February 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.