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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Juergen Hambrecht

72 2014 Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Martin Brudermueller

57 2018 Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Michael Diekmann

63 2008 Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Sinischa Horvat

42 2017 Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Hans-Ulrich Engel

58 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officer

Saori Dubourg

47 2017 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Sanjeev Gandhi

52 2014 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Michael Heinz

54 2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Markus Kamieth

48 2017 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Wayne Smith

58 2012 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Alison Carnwath

2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Franz Fehrenbach

68 2008 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Waldemar Helber

2016 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Anke Schaeferkordt

55 2010 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Denise Schellemans

2009 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Michael Vassiliadis

54 2009 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Francois Diederich

66 1998 Member of the Supervisory Board

Tatjana Diether

2018 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Roland Strasser

2018 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Stefanie Wettberg

2017 Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Juergen Hambrecht

Dr. Juergen Hambrecht has been Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE since May 2, 2014. He is Chairman of the Personnel Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Strategy Committee at the Company. Previously he was Chairman of the Executive Board at BASF SE from May 6, 2003 to May 6, 2011. He joined the Company’s Executive Board as a Member on May 16, 1997. Dr. Hambrecht was responsible for various areas at the Company, including Legal, Taxes & Insurance; Strategic Planning & Controlling; Communications & Government Relations; Global Human Resources (HR) - Executive Management & Development; Investor Relations (IR); and Chief Compliance Officer. He has served for the Company for more than 30 years in various responsibilities around the world. He was previously a Member of the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger Berger AG. Dr. Hambrecht has also served as Member of the Supervisory Board at Daimler AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fuchs Petrolub SE, among others. He studied Chemistry in Tuebingen and was awarded his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry in 1975.

Martin Brudermueller

Dr. Martin Brudermueller has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE effective as of May 4, 2018. He has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 6, 2011. In the Company, Dr. Brudermueller is responsible for responsible for the divisions Petrochemicals, Monomers, Intermediates, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Innovation Management, Digitalization in Research & Development, BASF New Business, as well as Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence. Prior to that, he acted as Member of the Executive Board at the Company since January 2006. Dr. Brudermueller joined BASF AG's Ammonia Laboratory to work in chemical research in 1988. In 1993, he worked in the New business development/marketing and Intermediates division. In 1995, he was delegated to BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy, as Head of Marketing and Sales Intermediates, pharmaceutical chemicals. In 1997, Dr. Brudermueller became Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Chemicals. In 1999, he became Director of Production fat-soluble vitamins in the Fine Chemicals division. In 2001, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning at BASF Group and in 2003 Dr. Brudermueller began to act as President in the Functional Polymers division. He studied chemistry at Universitaet Karlsruhe. Since October 1, 2011, he has been Deputy Chairman of Advisory Board at Styrolution Holding GmbH. He studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree there in 1985. After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States.

Michael Diekmann

Mr. Michael Diekmann has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since March 4, 2008. He is Member of the Personnel Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Strategy Committee at the Company. He joined the BASF SE's Supervisory Board as a Member on May 6, 2003. Until January 12, 2009, he was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dresdner Bank AG. Until April 29, 2008, he was Member of the Supervisory Board at Lufthansa AG. He has been Supervisory Board Member of Siemens AG. He has also served as Supervisory Board Chairman of Allianz SE, among others.

Sinischa Horvat

Mr. Sinischa Horvat has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at BASF SE since May 12, 2017. He is Member of the Personnel Committee and the Strategy Committee at the Company. He is Chairman of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site; and Chairman of BASF’s Joint Works Council and of the BASF Works Council Europe.

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, Ph.D., has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE effective as of May 4, 2018. He has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since 2011. In the Company, Dr. Engel is responsible for Oil & Gas, Finance, Procurement, Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Audit. In addition to that, he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, the United States. Prior to the current position in the Company, he acted as Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Oil and Gas, Europe and Global Procurement & Logistics since March 4, 2008. He was previously General Counsel of the Company. Dr. Engel joined Legal Department of BASF Aktiengesellschaft in 1988. In 1993, he was delegated to BASF Corporation in North America. It was in 1994, when he returned to Legal Department of BASF Aktiengesellschaft, where in 1996, he became Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1997, Dr. Engel began to act as Managing Director of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH. In 2000, he was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BASF Corporation in North America and President, Regional Functions North America. He acted as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Wintershall Holding GmbH and Wintershall AG until May 6, 2011. In addition, he served as Member of the Shareholders' Committee at Nord Stream AG until September 15, 2011. He studied law at Goettingen (Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen) and Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg) Universities from 1977 until 1983. He completed in-service training from 1984 until 1987 at the Higher Regional Court, Oldenburg, Germany, before earning his Doctorate at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen. He holds a degree in Law from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg as well as Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen.

Saori Dubourg

Ms. Saori Dubourg has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 12, 2017. At the Company she is responsible for Crop Protection, Construction Chemicals and Bioscience Research, as well as the region Europe. From 1991 to 1996, she studied Strategic Management and Industrial Marketing at the University of Trier, Germany. In 1996 she joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Regional Marketing Europe. In 1997 she became Manager, Global Strategy Coordination, Dispersions at BASF Aktiengesellschaft. In 1998 she served at BASF Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, the United States and in 1999 at BASF Japan Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. In 2000 she became Senior Manager, E-Commerce Dispersions at BASF Aktiengesellschaft and in 2001 Assistant to a Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF South East Asia, Singapore. In 2002 she was appointed Senior Manager, Fibre Bonding Business & Controlling, BASF South East Asia, Singapore and in 2004 Director, Business Management Europe at BASF Aktiengesellschaft. In 2008 she was appointed Senior Vice President, Senior Project Leader Diversity & Inclusion, BASF SE. Later she was Senior Vice President, Global HR – Executive Management & Development, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and President, Asia Pacific, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd., Hong Kong. In 2013 she was appointed President, Nutrition & Health, BASF SE, Lampertheim, Germany.

Sanjeev Gandhi

Mr. Sanjeev Gandhi has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE effective December 1, 2014. He is responsible for the region Asia Pacific and the division Dispersions & Pigments, headquartered in Hong Kong.

Michael Heinz

Mr. Michael Heinz has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 6, 2011. In the Company, he is responsible for the divisions Human Resources, Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, Engineering & Maintenance and European Site & Verbund Management, furthermore Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen. He joined BASF AG in 1984. In 1986 he became to be involved in Marketing Fine Chemicals at the Company, which led him to the position of Product Manager Fine Chemicals, BASF Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S in 1989. From 1995 to 1996, he acted as Business Manager in the Consumer Products and Life Science division, as well as Manager Reporting and Controlling at BASF Corporation. In 1996, he was appointed General Manager of BASF Ecuatoriana S.A., Quito, Ecuado and in 1997 he became Director Marketing Crop Protection, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S. It was in 1999, when he began to serve as President and General Manager of BASF de Mexico S.A. and BASF Central America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, Mexico. Between 2002 and 2005, he acted as President Agricultural Products division, renamed Crop Protection division at the beginning of 2008 at BASF Aktiengesellschaft. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Heinz was Chief Executive Officer and Integration Lead Ciba AG, Basel, Switzerland. In 2010, he became Integration Lead Cognis GmbH. Since May 7, 2011, he has also acted as Member of the Supervisory Board of BASF Coatings GmbH and BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, where since May 11, 2011, he has held the function of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In 1987, Mr. Heinz received his degree in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Ludwigshafen (the College of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany), and in 2000 his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.

Markus Kamieth

Dr. Markus Kamieth has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 12, 2017. At the Company is responsible for the divisions Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Advanced Materials & Systems Research as well as the region South America.

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE since 2012. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation (since May 2015), currently responsible for the divisions Catalysts, Coatings, Performance Materials, Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America, as well as Regional Functions & Country Platforms North America. From 1978 onwards, he studied chemical engineering at Syracuse University, United States, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1982. In 1989, he completed his master in business administration (MBA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States. He served as President Polyurethanes division, Brussels, Belgium; President Catalysts division and Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation, Iselin and Florham Park, New Jersey, United States; Group Vice President Regional Business Unit Intermediates NAFTA, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, United States; Vice President and General Manager Specialty Construction Chemicals, W. R. Grace & Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States; Vice President and General Manager Packaged Products, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States; Global Product Manager Oxygen Packaged Products, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States; Regional Operations Manager, Northeastern Region, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States; Business Manager Oxygen On-Site Plants, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States; Manager Finance and Planning; and was Sales Manager Process Systems, BOC Group, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States.

Alison Carnwath

Dame Alison Carnwath has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since May 2, 2014. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee and the Strategy Committee at the Company. She has been Member of the Administrative Council of Zurich Insurance Group AG, Zuerich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, independent Non-Executive Chairwoman of the Administrative Council of Land Securities Group plc, among others.

Franz Fehrenbach

Mr. Franz Fehrenbach has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since January 14, 2008. He is Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee at the Company. Mr. Fehrenbach occupies the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Robert Bosch GmbH and has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG, among others.

Waldemar Helber

Mr. Waldemar Helber has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at BASF SE since April 29, 2016. He is Deputy Chairman of the Works Council of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Site.

Anke Schaeferkordt

Ms. Anke Schaeferkordt has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE since December 17, 2010. She is Member of the Nomination Committee at the Company. She is Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, and Chief Executive Officer of RTL Television GMBH, among others.

Denise Schellemans

Ms. Denise Schellemans has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at BASF SE since April 30, 2009. She was Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE from January 14, 2008. She is a full-time trade union delegate.

Michael Vassiliadis

Mr. Michael Vassiliadis has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of BASF SE since April 30, 2009. He was Member of the Supervisory Board at the Company from August 1, 2004. He is Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union. He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at K+S AG and Steag GmbH, among others. He is Member of the Personnel Committee, the Audit Committee and the Strategy Committee at the Company.

Francois Diederich

Prof. Dr. Francois N. Diederich has served as Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since May 19, 1998. Additionally, he acts as Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He is Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Prof. Dr. Diederich received his diploma in 1977 and his Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1979 from the University of Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg). Following postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1979 to 1981, he was a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for medical research in Heidelberg. After his habilitation in 1985, he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA as an associate professor (1985-1989) and as a full professor (1989-1992). Since April 1992, he has been a professor of organic chemistry at ETH Zurich. Prof. Dr. Diederich received the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max- Planck-Society (1979), the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1987), the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (1992), the Otto-Bayer-Preis fuer Chemie (1993), the Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis (2000) and the Havinga Medal (2000), the Humboldt Research Prize (2005), the Burkhard-Helferich Prize (2005), the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmuenze (GDCh, 2006), and the ACS Ronald Breslow Award for Achievements in Biomimetic Chemistry (2007). He has been Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), and the Real Academia Espanola de Ciencias.

Tatjana Diether

Ms. Tatjana Diether has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of BASF SE since May 4, 2018. Ms. Diether is a full-time member of the Works Council of BASF SE. She joined BASF as an apprentice for technical drawing in 1991. Following a vocational commercial training at a private business school, she was an instructor for vocational training at BASF. She has been a member of the Works Council since 2003 and has also been a member of BASF's European Works Council since 2017.

Roland Strasser

Mr. Roland Strasser has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of BASF SE since May 4, 2018. He has been the regional manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of IG BCE (Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union) since November 2017. Prior to that, he was head of the IG BCE Ludwigshafen branch for six years.

Stefanie Wettberg