Chairman and CTO
2019 Honoree for Innovation
2019 CME STEM Leadership Award Honoree for Extraordinary Innovation. Metropolitan Club, New York, NY.
BASF’s commitment to innovation leadership is exemplified by the company’s purpose statement: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. Through the leadership of Martin Brudermüller, the talents of BASF employees and the most powerful computer in the chemical industry, BASF innovations play a key role in solving the greatest challenges of our time. Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1961. After earning a Chemistry doctorate from the University of Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined BASF in 1988 as a research scientist. After roles of increasing responsibility, he became president of the Functional Polymers division in 2003 and a member of the Board of Executive Directors in 2006. In 2018, Brudermüller became Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer. He is a member of various institutions, including the Federation of German Industries (BDI).