Hong Kong, China - Among several appointments BASF has made in key positions in Asia-Pacific recently is the move by Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner to become group vice president, Polyurethanes Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. At present, Maas-Brunner, who joined BASF in 1997, is director, Polyurethane Specialties Asia Pacific.
Maas-Brunner replaces Chew Eng Soo, who becomes group vice president for the newly established Paper Chemicals Asia Pacific Unit of BASF based in Singapore.
The appointments are part of the ongoing integration of Ciba, which BASF acquired earlier this year, and are effective July 1, 2009.
Other moves are that of Dr Saik Aun Tan, who is now group vice president for the newly established Performance Chemicals Asia Pacific Unit based in Hong Kong. Also, Gops Pillay becomes group vice president for the newly structured Dispersions & Pigments Asia Pacific Unit of BASF, also based in Hong Kong.