Jan-Peter Sander named Senior Vice President of BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe

October 1, 2012

Press Release

  • Jan-Peter Sander appointed Senior Vice President of BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe: he will take up the role on October 1, 2012
  • Sander brings more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry

Jan-Peter Sander (53) has been named Senior Vice President of BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe, and will take up the role on October 1, 2012. Prior to his appointment, he held the same position at BASF’ business unit Pigments and Resins Europe. In his new position, Sander will be responsible for all areas of the business, including manufacturing, supply chain, technology, marketing and sales. He will also be in charge of ensuring that BASF’s personal care business strategy continues to be successfully implemented in the future. The business unit Personal Care Europe has been established after the acquisition of Cognis to bring together BASF’s European personal care business activities and is part of BASF’s Care Chemicals division.

Sander, a trained import-export merchant, has been with BASF for 25 years. He joined the company as Marketing and Product Manager in 1987, and subsequently held executive-level positions at various BASF operating divisions in both Germany and abroad.  Sander will succeed Simon Medley, who has decided to leave BASF to pursue his career outside the group.

“I look forward to building on the excellent work which has been done in driving forward the unit’s strategy,” said Sander. “We will continue to establish BASF as the market-leading supplier to the personal care industry by focusing on anticipating customers’ current and future requirements and providing the market with innovation-driven solutions.”

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About BASF Care Chemicals
BASF Care Chemicals division offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. We are where our customers need us around the world. 

About BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Raquel Ark

BASF Personal Care Europe
Phone: +49 2173 4995-464

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