People: Basf SE (BASFn.DE)
14 Mar 2014
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 Oil & Gas, Construction Chemicals, Procurement and the 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.
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