Martin Brudermüller is Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. He is responsible for the divisions Corporate Legal, Compliance & Insurance, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Corporate Human Resources and Corporate Investor Relations. From May 2011, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. From May 2015 until January 2021 he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF SE. Brudermüller has been a Member of the Board of Executive Directors since 2006, and during this time he was also responsible for the Asia Pacific region headquartered in Hong Kong, as well as the Performance Materials division. Prior to this, since 2003, he was President of the Functional Polymers division. From 2001 to 2003 he was Senior Vice President Strategic Planning.
Brudermüller started his career with BASF in 1988 in the Ammonia Laboratory. From 1993 to 1995 he worked in New Business Development/Marketing in the Intermediates division. In 1995, he transferred to BASF Italia Spa, Milan, Italy, as Head of Sales Intermediates, Pharma Chemicals. Following this assignment, he became Staff to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and, from 1999 onwards, Director production fat-soluble vitamins in the Fine Chemicals operating division.
Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1961. From 1980 onwards he studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree there in 1985. After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States.