Tejuana L. Edmond


Vice President, Plastic Additives Americas, Performance Chemicals

Tejuana L. Edmond is a chemicals and energy industry executive, currently serving as Vice Pres-ident, Plastic Additives Americas at BASF. Tejuana is also a member of the BASF North American Leadership Team. She is responsible for overseeing all technical, sales, and commercial activities across North and South America for the plastic additives business within the BASF Performance Chemicals division. She was appointed to serve as a North American Inclusion Champion within BASF, supporting the organization’s agenda for diversity, inclusion, and equity. To further provide leadership in the Diversity & Inclusion space, Tejuana serves on the African American Leadership Council of the BASF African American Employee Group (AAEG). She has experience in Process Engineering, Strategy, and International Sales Management at global energy and chemical organizations.

Prior to joining BASF, Tejuana served as Vice President and Market Leader, Downstream Oil & Gas for the North American operations of Bureau Veritas, a global engineering services company based in Paris, France. Tejuana has also held process engineering, technology, and sales management positions at BP and Halliburton Company/KBR, with primary focus on Down-stream Oil & Gas operations.

Tejuana earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Houston – Clear Lake. She has in-depth experience managing businesses in both North and South America, though her experience spans globally. To add to her global capability, Tejuana worked as an expatriate in Kaposvar, Hungary, near Budapest, supporting a large-scale engineering and logistics operation in the Balkans region of Eastern Europe.

Tejuana leverages her professional talents in her community work, advocating for STEM education, educational equity for all, and diversity and inclusion efforts. She currently serves as Board Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Houston Area Urban League, a non-profit 501(c)3 affiliate of the National Urban League that advocates for and provides economic, educational, and social services to disadvantaged people of all backgrounds. Tejuana previously held the position as President of the Board of Directors of The GEMS Camp, a 501(c)3 organization focused on STEM education for female youth in underrepresented communities. She is a strong advocate of higher education and a loyal alumni supporter of her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Southern University. Tejuana’s extensive work as a member of the External Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Austin McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering allows her to advocate and influence educational, D&I, and student sup-port needs. Tejuana is an active donor, supporter, and participant of programs underwritten by the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering. She is also a Life Member of the Texas Exes.

Tejuana speaks both English and Spanish, and she currently resides in Houston, Texas. She is a member of The Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Society of Black Engineers, National Black MBA Association, and various professional and community-based organizations. She is passionate about being a strong STEM education advocate in the Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas communities. Tejuana’s love of her faith allows her to volunteer in several capacities within her home church, Windsor Village United Methodist Church, in Houston, Texas. Over the past 20 years, Tejuana has served as Children’s Ministry Teacher and Business Leader, providing leadership and Christian education to church members of all ages.

Sessions With Tejuana L. Edmond

Thursday, 23 March