As President Bioscience Research, Dr. Peter Eckes leads one of the world’s leading bioscience competence centers. In this role, he drives innovative sustainable solutions for agricultural, food and industrial applications for a better life and an improved environment. Previously, Peter led as President, BASF Plant Science.
Peter joined BASF in 1992, after completing a post-graduate fellowship with Harvard University’s chemistry department. In 1999, he moved to BASF’s then North American headquarters in Mount Olive, NJ, to become Head of Marketing for Intermediates. In 2000, Peter returned to Ludwigshafen to accept the position of Director, New Business Development for the global Chemical Intermediates Division, a position he held until accepting the Senior Vice President role with Crop Protection in 2002.
Peter was born in Königstein, Germany, studied chemistry in Frankfurt, and holds a Doctorate in organic chemistry.