BASF has announced that Ketan Joshi, Ph.D., senior vice president, petrochemicals Asia Pacific, has been appointed president of the intermediates division in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The appointment will go into effect March 1, 2023.

Joshi received his Ph.D. from ETH Zürich in Food Process Engineering before obtaining a MBA from Mannheim Business School. His career with BASF began in 2006 with a position as team leader, R&D and technical marketing support. Joshi became vice president of petrochemicals in 2018 before becoming senior vice president petrochemicals in 2021.

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