BASF’sBASF: Supervisory Board appoints Stephan Kothrade to the Board of Executive Directors to succeed Saori Dubourg


The Supervisory Board of BASF SE today (Feb. 22, 2023) appointed Dr. Stephan Kothrade, President, Intermediates, as a member of the Board of Executive Directors effective March 1, 2023. Stephan Kothrade has been with BASF since 1995 and leads BASF’s Intermediates division since 2022.

Dr. Stephan Kothrade, President, BASF Intermediates

Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE: “Stephan Kothrade has proven himself in several leadership roles in Germany and abroad. 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.”

Saori Dubourg is leaving the company as of February 28, 2023, in best mutual agreement. The Supervisory Board thanks Saori Dubourg for her successful work and wishes her all the best for her professional as well as private future and continued success.

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