The supervisory board of BASF SE has appointed Stephan Kothrade, Ph.D., president, Intermediates, as a member of its board of executive directors. He will replace Saori Dubourg who is leaving the company. Kothrade has been with BASF since 1995, and has led BASF’s intermediates division since 2022.

“Stephan Kothrade has proven himself in several leadership roles in Germany and abroad,” said Kurt Bock, Ph.D., chairman of the supervisory board of BASF SE. “He has worked successfully for many years at our Verbund sites in Europe and Asia and will complement the board of executive directors in an excellent way.”

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