Sanjeev Gandhi, member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, has taken over the responsibility for BASF’s operations in the Asia Pacific region effective May 1, BASF announced on May 5. In this role, Gandhi will be based at the BASF Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
Gandhi began his career with BASF in a sales role in India in 1993. He has subsequently held a number of management positions in marketing, product management and business management between 2000 and 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he has been President of BASF’s Intermediates division, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He joined the Board of Executive Directors in December 2014.
Gandhi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from University of Pune.
Gandhi succeeds Dr. Martin Brudermüller, who will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Intermediates, Monomers, Petrochemicals, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence, and BASF New Business.
BASF creates chemistry and has been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF had sales of over Euro 74 billion in 2014 and around 113 000 employees as of the end of the year.