Supervisory Board

In accordance with the Statutes, the Supervisory Board of BASF SE comprises twelve members.

The Supervisory Board consists of shareholder and employee representatives; seats on the Board are accorded following the principle of parity. The six shareholder representatives are elected by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, and the six employee representatives are appointed by the employee representative body, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (European Works Council). The term of office of the Supervisory Board commenced following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 30, 2009, in which the shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board were elected. It terminates upon conclusion of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, which resolves on the discharge of members of the Supervisory Board for the fourth complete financial year after the term of office commenced; this is the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 2, 2014. The Supervisory Board comprises the following members:

Dr. h. c. Eggert Voscherau,
Wachenheim, Germany

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies:
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (Centre for European Economic Research) (ZEW) (Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Michael Diekmann,
Munich, Germany

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
Linde AG (Vice Chairman) Siemens AG (member)
Internal memberships as defined in Section 100(2) of the German Stock Corporation Act: Allianz Deutschland AG (member of the Supervisory Board) Allianz Asset Management AG (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Allianz France S.A. (Vice Chairman of the Administrative Council) Allianz S.p.A. (member of the Administrative Council)

Robert Oswald,
Altrip, Germany

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE and Chairman of the Joint Works Council of the BASF Group

Ralf-Gerd Bastian,
Neuhofen, Germany

Member of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

Wolfgang Daniel,
Heidelberg, Germany

Vice Chairman of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

Prof. Dr. François Diederich,
Zurich, Switzerland

Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Franz Fehrenbach,
Stuttgart, Germany

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
Stihl AG (Vice Chairman) Linde AG (member since May 29, 2013)
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Robert Bosch Corporation (member of the Board of Directors) Stihl Holding AG & Co. KG (member of the Advisory Board)

Max Dietrich Kley,
Heidelberg, Germany

Lawyer
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
SGL Carbon SE (Chairman until April 30, 2013) HeidelbergCement AG (member)

Anke Schäferkordt,
Cologne, Germany

Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Co-CEO of RTL Group S.A. Chief Executive Officer of RTL Television GmbH
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
Software AG (member)

Denise Schellemans,
Brecht, Belgium

Full-time trade union delegate

Ralf Sikorski,
Wiesbaden, Germany

Member of the Central Board of Executive Directors of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
Villeroy & Boch AG (member) Villeroy & Boch Fliesen GmbH (member) Steag Power Saar GmbH (Vice Chairman) Steag New Energies GmbH (Vice Chairman) KSBG Kommunale Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (Vice Chairman) RWE Generation SE (member)

Michael Vassiliadis,
Hannover, Germany

Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union
Supervisory Board memberships (excluding internal memberships):
K+S Aktiengesellschaft (Vice Chairman) Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (member until April 15, 2013) Steag GmbH (Vice Chairman) Evonik Industries AG (Vice Chairman)