BASF strengthens regional organisation in Asia Pacific

And appoints President of Nutrition & Health division

Dr Albert Heuser

Dr Albert Heuser, BASF’s President Market & Business Development Asia Pacific, will assume the responsibility for BASF’s Market & Business Development and Operations in Greater China as well as for all functional units in Asia Pacific on 1 April. He will be based in Shanghai, China.

Greater China is currently BASF’s third-largest market worldwide with sales of €6.7bn in 2012 and more than 8,400 employees.

From 1 May, Gops Pillay, Senior Vice President Dispersions & Pigments Asia Pacific, will assume the responsibility for all regional business units in Asia Pacific as well as for all countries in Asia Pacific outside China. As President South & East Asia, ASEAN, and Australia/New Zealand, he will be based in Hong Kong.

Gops Pillay

Heuser and Pillay will both report to Dr Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for Asia Pacific.

Brudermüller said China accounts for approximately 50% of BASF’s Asia Pacific business.

Saori Dubourg

Also on 1 May, Saori Dubourg, President Regional Functions and Country Management Asia Pacific, will join the Nutrition & Health division, based in Lampertheim, Germany. From 1 June, she will assume the responsibility for the division. Walter Dissinger, President Nutrition & Health, will leave the company at his own request on 31 May.

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