Management Board

Management Board

Wolfgang Büchele

President and CEO as of April 1, 2012

Chairman of the Management Board as of April 1, 2012

Born 1959, Dr. rer. nat.

With Kemira, Member of the Board of Directors, 2009–03/2012

Career history:

  • Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BorsodChem Zrt., 2009–2011 
  • Senior Advisor of Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH., 2008–2011 
  • Project Advisor, Blackstone Group LLP, 2008
  • BASF AG, various positions, 1987–2007:
    • President Fine Chemicals Division, 2005–2007
    • President Performance Chemicals Division, 2003–2005
    • President Eastern Europe, Africa, West Asia Regional Division, 2001–2003
    • Group Vice President Business Management Fine Chemicals Europe, 1999–2001
    • Director Global Marketing Cosmetic Raw Materials, 1997–1999
    • Director Regional Marketing Catalysts Asia, 1993–1997
    • Head of Research Group Industrial Catalysts, 1990–1993
    • Research Chemist, 1987–1993

Positions of trust:

  • Merck KGaA, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009 
  • E. Merck KG, Member of the Board of Partners since 2009