BASF Names Gandhi to Management Board to Run Asian Unit

BASF SE, the world’s biggest chemical maker, named Sanjeev Gandhi to the management board to run Asian operations amid management changes that include the retirement of research head Andreas Kreimeyer.

Gandhi, 47, will start his new job on Dec. 1, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company said today in a statement. Responsibilities on the management board will be redistributed, with deputy Chief Executive Officer and current head of Asian business Martin Brudermueller taking over Kreimeyer’s role on April 30.

Gandhi, born in India, will be BASF’s only non-German board member apart from Wayne Smith, a U.S. citizen. Gandhi studied chemical engineering and business administration and has been with BASF since 1993, working as head of the intermediate-chemical division since 2010.

Kreimeyer’s contract expires following BASF’s annual shareholders meeting on April 30, concluding the 59-year-old manager’s role on the board after 12 years.

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