People: BASF SE (BASFn.DE)
15 Aug 2014
Dr. Kurt W. Bock has served as 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.
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