About BASF (BAS)

Company Description:

BASF SE, headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, is a global leader in the chemical industry. The company operates through various segments including Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions.

Founded on April 6, 1865, by Friedrich Engelhorn, BASF has grown to become one of the largest chemical producers in the world. The company has a rich history of innovation and expansion, contributing significantly to the development of the chemical industry globally.

Main Product(s):

BASF SE's product range is diverse, encompassing chemicals, plastics, performance products, and crop protection products. They also produce oil and gas, making significant contributions to various sectors including automotive, construction, agriculture, and electronics.

Short History of BASF SE:

April 1865 - Founded by Friedrich Engelhorn as Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik.
1925 - Merged with six other German chemical companies to form I.G. Farben.
1952 - BASF was refounded following the dismantling of I.G. Farben.
1985 - Expansion into the North American market.
2006 - Acquisition of Engelhard Corporation, expanding its catalyst business.
2015 - Celebrated its 150th anniversary with numerous global

Key Executives:

Name Title Pay Exercised Year Born
Dr. Martin Brudermuller Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors & CEO 4.77M N/A 1961
Mr. Michael Heinz Member of the Board of Executive Directors 2.83M N/A 1964
Dr. Markus Kamieth Member of the Board of Executive Directors 2.91M N/A 1970
Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner CTO & Member of Executive Directors 2.66M N/A 1969
Detlef Kratz President N/A N/A 1962
Dr. Dirk Elvermann Member of the Board of Executive Directors, CFO & Chief Digital Officer N/A N/A 1972
Dr. Stephan Kothrade President of Intermediates & Member of the Board of Executive Directors N/A N/A N/A
Mr. Christian-Matthias Jutzi Senior VP of Mobile Emissions Catalysts & President of Corporate Finance N/A N/A 1977
Mr. Stefan Beckmann Senior VP of Global Process/Enterprise Architecture & Region Europe and Chief Information Officer N/A N/A N/A
Dr. Stefanie Wettberg Senior Vice President of Investor Relations N/A N/A 1973

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