Benjamin Knudsen


Vice President of Research North America

Benjamin Raerup Knudsen is the Vice President of Research North America for BASF Corporation. In this position, Benjamin is responsible for all BASF Research activities in the North American region and is a member of Executive committee for BASF Corporation.

Previously he was General Manager for BASF Enzymes LLC and Head of White Biotechnology in North America. Prior to that, Benjamin served as Director for R&D at Novozymes Corporation. Other career positions held at Novozymes include managing Application Research and Manufacturing Operations in Brazil, as well as other roles in Denmark.

Benjamin holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Aalborg, Denmark (2006)