- Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF, Germany
Diploma in Business Administration, Univ. of Cologne, Germany; studies at the Univ. of Münster, Germany, and Pennsylvania State Univ., US; PhD in Economics; Univ. of Bonn. 1985, started career with BASF, in finance and controlling; 1992-98, several management positions, Robert Bosch, Germany and Brazil; 1998, returned to BASF; 2003-11, Chief Financial Officer, BASF Group, and during that time, from 2007, also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation, US; since May 2011, current position.