Gulay Serhatkulu


Senior Vice President Petrochemicals North America

Gulay Serhatkulu, Senior Vice President, is responsible for the Petrochemicals business for BASF Corporation in North America. This business is the growth engine for BASF, supplying highly competitive solutions for basic petrochemical requirements for our customers as well as setting the benchmark in safety, sustainability, operational excellence, and cost competitiveness.

Gulay joined BASF in 2006 as a technical service representative. She has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility within BASF including product management, marketing, sales, strategy, procurement and most recently was the Senior Vice President of BASF’s Performance Materials business in North America. Prior to BASF, she earned two postdoctoral appointments at the University of Nottingham, UK and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan respectively.

Gulay earned and/or did her studies for a PhD, MSc, and a BSc degree from the University of Akron, OH and Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in the fields of polymer science and engineering, and chemical engineering.

Gulay was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She is married and has one son.

Sessions With Gulay Serhatkulu

Wednesday, 20 March