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LONDON and NEW YORK, 24 September 2021 – BASF CEO Dr Martin Brudermuller has received the ICIS CEO of the Year Award at the virtual ICIS Power Players Awards event.

The ICIS CEO of the Year Award is unique in that the winner is selected by his/her peers – the senior executives of the ICIS Top 40 Power Players listing – a global ranking of the leaders making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the chemicals industry, and published in ICIS Chemical Business.

“The 2021 ICIS Power Players Awards brings together the best and brightest from across the globe to celebrate leadership shaping our industry at such an important time, and recognise individual achievement at the highest level,” said Dean Curtis, CEO of ICIS.

“I accept this award with humbleness as it comes from my colleagues in the chemical industry who I highly appreciate. This makes the award very special for me, and it belongs entirely to the BASF team. We create chemistry for a sustainable future, and this truly is a team effort,” said BASF CEO Martin Brudermuller at the event.

“I am proud that the BASF team is committed to reduce our carbon emissions quite fast and drastically. We can master these challenges as companies, but also as the chemical industry as a whole. And as leaders, we have the responsibility to make bold decisions and set the right path to a more sustainable future for all of us,” he added.

ICIS also announced the winners of two new awards – Saori Dubourg, member of the board of executive directors at BASF, for the ICIS Sustainability Leader Award, and Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant, for the ICIS Emerging Leader Award.

View the virtual event, which includes a fireside chat with BASF CEO Martin Brudermuller on company strategy and key trends in the chemical industry, including sustainability and decarbonization here:

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