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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Juergen Hambrecht

70 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Kurt Bock

58 2011 Chairman of Board of Executive Directors

Michael Diekmann

61 2008 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Robert Oswald

61 2009 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Martin Brudermueller

55 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Hans-Ulrich Engel

56 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Wayne Smith

56 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Sanjeev Gandhi

49 2014 Member of the Executive Board

Michael Heinz

52 2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Harald Schwager

56 2008 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Margret Suckale

59 2011 Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Ralf-Gerd Bastian

60 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Alison Carnwath

2014 Member of the Supervisory Board

Wolfgang Daniel

59 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Francois Diederich

64 1998 Member of the Supervisory Board

Franz Fehrenbach

66 2008 Member of the Supervisory Board

Francesco Grioli

2014 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Anke Schaeferkordt

54 2010 Member of the Supervisory Board

Denise Schellemans

2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Michael Vassiliadis

52 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Magdalena Moll

Senior Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Juergen Hambrecht

Dr. Juergen Hambrecht is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE effective May 02, 2014. 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 also serves as Member of the Supervisory Board at Daimler AG and Lufthansa AG. He studied Chemistry in Tuebingen and was awarded his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry in 1975.

Kurt Bock

Dr. Kurt W. Bock is Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 6, 2011. He is responsible for various areas at the Company, including Legal, Taxes & Insurance; Strategic Planning & Controlling; Communications & Government Relations; Global HR – Executive Management & Development; Investor Relations and Compliance at the Company. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board at the Company since May 6, 2003 and from 2007 onwards he also acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, New Jersey, U.S. In 1985, Dr. Bock joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft in the Finance division. In 1987, he was appointed Executive Assistant to BASF's Chief Financial Officer. In 1991, he became Head of Technology, Director Planning and Controlling, Engineering Plastics divisions at the Company. Then, in 1992, Dr. Bock was appointed Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, where from 1994 onwards, he acted as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting. In 1996, he took the position of Managing Director at Robert Bosch Limitada, Campinas, Brazil. Dr. Bock began to act as Chief Financial Officer at BASF Corporation, New Jersey in 1998 and in 2000 he was appointed President of Logistics and Information Services. Dr. Bock also served as Member of the Supervisory Board at Wintershall Holding GmbH until March 31, 2010. Between 1977 and 1982, Dr. Bock studied Business Administration at Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster and Universitaet zu Koeln as well as at Pennsylvania State University. After three years in research, he received his Doctorate in Economics from Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn.

Michael Diekmann

Mr. Michael Diekmann is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since March 4, 2008. He joined the BASF SE's Supervisory Board as a Member on March 11, 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 is Supervisoy Board Deputy Chairman of Linde AG and Supervisory Board Member of Siemens AG. He is also Supervisory Board Member of Allianz Deutschland AG and Supervisory Board Chairman of Allianz Global Investors AG. Furthermore, he serves as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council of Allianz France S.A. and Member of the Administrative Council of Alllianz SpA.

Robert Oswald

Mr. Robert Oswald has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since March 4, 2008 and Employee Representative since April 30, 2009. Previously, Mr. Oswald served as Member of the Supervisory Board from January 14, 2008 until March 4, 2008. He is Chairman of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE and Chairman of the Joint Works Council of BASF Group.

Martin Brudermueller

Dr. Martin Brudermueller is Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 6, 2011. In the Company, Dr. Brudermueller is responsible for the divisions Performance Polymers; Polyurethanes and Styrenics as well as for Market & Business Development Asia Pacific and Regional Functions & Country Management Asia Pacific headquartered in Hong Kong. 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 took his Doctorate and spent a post doctorate period at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hans-Ulrich Engel

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, Ph.D., 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 Finance, Oil & Gas, Procurement, Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Controlling and Corporate Audit. In addition to that, he acts 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 adddition, he served as Member of the Shareholders' Committee at Nord Stream AG until September 15, 2011. Currently, he sits on the Supervisory Board of BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH. 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.

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith is Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. 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. At BASF SE, he is currently responsible for the divisions Intermediates, Monomers, Petrochemicals and Process Research & Chemical Engineering. 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.

Sanjeev Gandhi

Mr. Sanjeev Gandhi is Member of the Executive Board at BASF SE effective December 1, 2014. He is responsible for Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific, South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand.

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 Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Advanced Materials & Systems Research Region South America, Perspectives. 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.

Harald Schwager

Dr. Harald Schwager has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since January 1, 2008. He is responsible for various areas, including Construction Chemicals, Crop Protection, Bioscience Research, Region Europe. From 2007 to May 6, 2011, Dr. Schwager served as Chairman of the Administrative Council at BASF Antwerpen N.V., Belgium and also as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, Schwarzheide. In May 1988, he started work at BASF in polypropylene catalyst research. In August 1990, he worked in technical service for polypropylene. In August 1994, Dr. Schwager was active in Marketing and sales for polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In January 1998, he was appointed Head of the Polyvinyl Chloride business unit headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. In August 1999, he was Managing Director of the European companies of Solvin S.A. in Brussels, Belgium. In December 2003, Dr. Schwager was President, Inorganics division BASF Group. In February 2006, he was appointed President, Verbund Site Manager Ludwigshafen. In March 2007, he was appointed to serve for Verbund Site Management Europe. Dr. Schwager studied Chemistry at the Universitaet Karlsruhe. He received his Doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institut in Muelheim/Ruhr in 1986. He joined BASF in 1988 after one year of conducting research in the United States. He occupies the position of Member of the Shareholders' Committee since September 16, 2011 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Wintershall AG and Wintershall Holding GmbH since May 7, 2011.

Margret Suckale

Ms. Margret Suckale has been Member of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since May 6, 2011. In the Company she is responsible for Engineering & Maintenance, Environment, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management, Human Resources. In addition, she is Industrial Relations Director and Site Director of Ludwigshafen. In 1985, Ms. Suckale started her professional career as Legal Adviser for Marketing, Sales, Contract, Competition, Antitrust and Trademark Law and Labor Law, among others, at Mobil Oil AG, Hamburg, Germany. Then, in 1993, she became Employee Relations Manager for Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic at the same Company. In 1995, she was appointed Employee Relations Manager, Nordic, Responsible for Human Resources and Law for Denmark, Mobil Nordic Office, Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as Member of the Staff Redesign Project at Mobil Europe Ltd., London, the United Kingdom. In 1996, she joined Joint Venture Mobil/BP, Integration Team at Mobil Europe Ltd. Then in 1997, she became Head of Legal Division at Deutsche Bahn AG, where she served until 2004. Then, Ms. Suckale began to act as Head of Central Staff Units at Deutsche Bahn AG and in 2005 as Member of the Management Board, Responsible for Human Resources and Services in the company. In 2009, she joined BASF SE as Senior Vice President Global HR Executive Management and Development, also responsible for the human resources project Diversity + Inclusion. Since May 7, 2011 she has been Chairwoman of the Administrative Council at BASF Antwerpen N.V. Ms. Suckale studied Law from 1975 to 1980 at Universitaet Hamburg (the University of Hamburg). After that, she worked there as a research associate until 1985. Margret Suckale holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Illinois, U.S., and an Executive Master of European and International Business Law from Universitaet St. Gallen (the University of St. Gallen), Switzerland.

Ralf-Gerd Bastian

Mr. Ralf-Gerd Bastian is Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of BASF SE since April 30, 2009. He also serves as Member of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE.

Alison Carnwath

Ms. Alison Carnwath is Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since May 2, 2014. She is member of the Administrative Council of Zurich Insurance Group AG, Zuerich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, independent Chairwoman of the Administrative Council of ISIS Equity Partners LLP, Chairwoman of the Administrative Council of Land Securities Group plc, member of the Administrative Council of PACCAR Inc.

Wolfgang Daniel

Mr. Wolfgang Daniel has been Member of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE since 1996 and Employee Representative since April 30, 2009. He is Vice Chairman of the Works Council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE.

Francois Diederich

Prof. Dr. Francois N. Diederich is Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since 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 is a 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.

Franz Fehrenbach

Mr. Franz Fehrenbach has been Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since January 14, 2008. Mr. Fehrenbach occupies the position of Chairman of the Management Board at Robert Bosch GmbH and is Member of the Board at Robert Bosch Corporation.

Francesco Grioli

Mr. Francesco Grioli is Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since May 2, 2014. He is also Regional manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union.

Anke Schaeferkordt

Ms. Anke Schaeferkordt is Member of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE since December 17, 2010. She is Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Co-Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group S.A. and Chief Executive Officer of RTL Television GMBH and Member of the Supervisory Board of Software AG till May 13, 2015.

Denise Schellemans

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

Michael Vassiliadis

Mr. Michael Vassiliadis is Member of the Supervisory Board at BASF SE since August 1, 2004 and Employee Representative since April 30, 2009. He is Chairman of the Central Board of Executive Directors of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union. He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at K+S AG, Evonik Steag GmbH, Henkel KGaA, RAG AG and RAG DSK AG.

Magdalena Moll

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