Board of Executive Directors

There were nine members on the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE as of Dec. 31, 2014

Dr. Kurt Bock

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
Degree: Business Administration; 56 years old; 24 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Legal, Taxes & Insurance; Strategic Planning & Controlling; Communications & Government Relations; Global Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance

First appointed: 2003, Term expires: 2016

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
Degree: Chemistry; 53 years old; 27 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Performance Materials; Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific; South & East Asia, ASEAN and Australia/New Zealand; Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence

First appointed: 2006, Term expires: 2016

Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Styrolution Holding GmbH (Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board until November 17, 2014)

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel

Degree: Law; 55 years old; 27 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Finance; Catalysts; Corporate Controlling; Corporate Audit; Information Services & Supply Chain Operations; Market & Business Development North America; Regional Functions North America

First appointed: 2008, Term expires: 2016

Sanjeev Gandhi (since December 1, 2014)

Degrees: Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA); 48 years old; 21 years at BASF

First appointed: 2014, Term expires: 2018

Michael Heinz

Degree: Business Administration (MBA); 50 years old; 31 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Dispersions & Pigments; Care Chemicals; Nutrition & Health; Paper Chemicals; Performance Chemicals; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; Perspectives

First appointed: 2011, Term expires: 2019

Internal memberships as defined in Section 100(2) of the German Stock Corporation Act: BASF Coatings GmbH (member of the Supervisory Board)

Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer

Degree: Biology; 59 years old; 29 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Crop Protection; Coatings; Biological & Effect Systems Research; BASF Plant Science; BASF New Business; Region South America

First appointed: 2003, Term expires: 2015

Internal memberships as defined in Section 100(2) of the German Stock Corporation Act: BASF Coatings GmbH (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Dr. Harald Schwager

Degree: Chemistry; 54 years old; 27 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Oil & Gas; Construction Chemicals; Procurement; Region Europe

First appointed: 2008, Term expires: 2016

Internal memberships as defined in Section 100(2) of the German Stock Corporation Act: Wintershall Holding GmbH (Chairman of the Supervisory Board) Wintershall AG (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Nord Stream AG (member of the Shareholders’ Committee) South Stream Transport B.V. (member of the Board of Directors until December 29, 2014)

Wayne T. Smith

Degrees: Chemical Engineering, Business Administration (MBA); 54 years old; 11 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Petrochemicals; Monomers; Intermediates; Process Research & Chemical Engineering

First appointed: 2012, Term expires: 2020

Margret Suckale

Degrees: Law, Business Administration (MBA); 58 years old; 6 years at BASF

Responsibilities: Engineering & Maintenance; Environment, Health & Safety; European Site & Verbund Management; Human Resources

First appointed: 2011, Term expires: 2017

Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: BASF Antwerpen N.V. (Chairwoman of the Administrative Council)