BASF CEO Dr. Martin Brudermüller Re-Elected President Of Cefic

Today, Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF was re-elected President of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) for another 2-year term, effective immediately, at Cefic’s annual General Assembly.


Dr. Martin Brudermüller, re-elected Cefic President:

“I am grateful to Cefic members for entrusting me to guide and inspire our industry in these very turbulent times. I started my first term as President when the COVID-19 pandemic was raging across the world. Today, we have a war on our doorstep in Europe and an unprecedented energy crisis that is threatening the very existence of Europe’s industrial production.

For the first time in decades, Europe imports more chemicals than it exports. Many of our value chains are breaking up as we speak. There is no more room for business as usual. Appropriate political action is needed and we need it fast to safeguard our industrial base in Europe.

At the same time, the chemical industry needs to re-invent how we produce and what we produce in less than 30 years from now to meet the European Green Deal goals with a double twin transition challenging us. The next years will become a “stress test” for the resilience and ingenuity of our industry. And robust the progress with the Chemicals Transition Pathway including an appropriate prioritisation and sequencing of regulatory measures will be crucial, not only for our sector but for the whole EU economy”.

Marco Mensink, Cefic’s Director General:

“Martin Brudermüller’s outstanding leadership, vision and dedication has helped us to make tremendous progress over the past two years: most importantly, we secured the European Commission’s commitment to develop a Transition Pathway for the chemical sector to support its double twin transformation – climate, circular, digital and the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – towards the European Green Deal goals.

Together with other leaders of our industry in Europe, I am pleased that Martin Brudermüller will continue this important work with us at this pivotal time for our sector”