Anup Kothari (52), President, Performance Chemicals, Ludwigshafen, will assume responsibility for the Division Nutrition & Health, Lampertheim, effective February 1, 2021. Anup Kothari was born in India in 1968. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He joined BASF MBA Professional Development Program, BASF Corporation, Mount Olive, New Jersey and worked in different responsibilities for the company since then.
Thomas Kloster (49), Senior Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions EMEA, BASF Coatings GmbH, Münster, will, as President, assume responsibility for Performance Chemicals at the same time. Thomas Kloster was born in Germany in 1971. He studied at Mannheim University and at University of Waterloo, Canada. In 2002, he earned his PhD at the faculty of Business Administration, Mannheim University. Before joining BASF in 2001 he worked for the management consultancy McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt. He is married and has three children.