Kurt Bock is Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, a position he assumed in May 2011.
Bock is currently responsible for Legal, Taxes & Insurance, Strategic Planning & Controlling, Communications & Government Relations, Global Executive Human Resources, Investor Relations and Compliance.
From 2003 until 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of BASF Group, and during that time, from 2007, he was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, based in the United States.
In 1985, Bock started his career with BASF in finance. From 1992 until 1998, he held several management positions in Germany and Brazil for the automotive supplier and electronics company Robert Bosch. Bock returned to BASF in 1998.
Kurt Bock was born in Rahden, Eastern Westphalia, Germany, in 1958. From 1977 he studied business administration at the Universities of Münster and Cologne as well as at Pennsylvania State University, United States, and received his diploma in 1982 from the University of Cologne.
In 1985, he earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Bonn. Kurt Bock is married and has three children.
Kurt Bock is also Cefic President.