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Martin Brudermüller



Dr. Martin Brudermüller is Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, a role he has held since 2018.

He is responsible for Corporate Legal, Compliance, Tax & Insurance; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Corporate Human Resources; Corporate Investor Relations.

In May 2011, he became Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.

Martin Brudermüller has been a member of the board of executive directors since 2006, and during this time he was also responsible for the Asia Pacific region headquartered in Hong Kong, and the Performance Materials division. Prior to this, since 2003, he was President of the Functional Polymers division. From 2001 to 2003 he was Senior Vice President Strategic Planning.

Martin Brudermüller started his career with BASF in 1988 in the Ammonia Laboratory. From 1993 to 1995 he worked in New Business Development/Marketing in the Intermediates division. Transferring in 1995 to BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy, as Head of Sales Intermediates, Pharma Chemicals. Following this assignment, he became Staff to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and, from 1999 onwards, was a director in the Fine Chemicals operating division.

Martin Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1961. From 1980, he studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree in 1985.

After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he completed a post doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2019, he became Chair of ERT’s Committee on Competitiveness & Innovation.

In addition, he is currently the President of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). In 2021, he was also appointed to the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and is a Member of the Presidium of the German Business Association BDI and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).