Jürgen Hambrecht - Jürgen Hambrecht

Jürgen Hambrecht (2011)

Jürgen Hambrecht (born August 20, 1946 in Reutlingen ) was Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE from 2003 to 2011 and its Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 2014 to 2020 .


Jürgen Hambrecht studied at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen , where he received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1975 . In 1976 he began his career at BASF in the plastics laboratory there. He was initially responsible for research on polystyrene , styrene copolymers and polyphenylene ethers . In 1985 he became Head of Research and Purchasing at BASF Lacke und Farben AG (today BASF Coatings GmbH), Münster . From 1990 he headed the technical plastics division of BASF in Ludwigshafen am Rhein . In 1995 he switched toHong Kong and became head of the East Asia area. In 1997 he was appointed a member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF and was its first board member based in Asia. In 2003, he took over the chairmanship of BASF from Jürgen Strube . In May 2011 he handed over the office to Kurt Bock . [1] After a nearly three-year "cooling period" he was proposed on February 20, 2014 candidate for the Supervisory Board of BASF, [2] where he was the successor of Eggert Voscherau took over the presidency. [3] His term of office ended with the 2020 Annual General Meeting. [4]

In August 2010, Hambrecht positioned himself as one of 40 signatories of the Energy Policy Appeal , a lobbying initiative of the four large electricity companies to promote the extension of the service life of German nuclear power plants. He has been a member of the FDP since 2015 . [5]

In 2011, Hambrecht acquired shares in the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm Ltd. This was taken over in July 2017 by the Japanese pharmaceutical giant Mitsubishi Tanabe for 1.1 billion US dollars. [6] By acquiring its share 29.3 million euros was worth it.

Hambrecht is married, has four grown children and lives in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse .

Other functions and memberships

social commitment

Hambrecht is personally involved in the association Wissensfabrik - Companies for Germany e. V. , which has set itself the goal of getting children excited about the natural sciences in their early childhood education [14] and supporting young entrepreneurs with contacts and public relations work. [15]



  • Grignard reaction on cyclobutene diones: preparation and complex chemical conversion of aliphatic bisacetylene ketones. Dissertation. Tübingen 1975.


  • Barbara Nolte, Jan Heidtmann: Jürgen Hambrecht "Anyone who is afraid in my position is out of place." In: Barbara Nolte, Jan Heidtmann, Die da oben, interior views from German executive floors , Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 978-3-518-12599-1 , pp. 165–176.


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Individual evidence

  1. Kurt Bock becomes the new CEO of BASF SE ( Memento from January 17, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ).
  2. ↑ The Supervisory Board of BASF SE proposes representatives of the shareholders for election by the Annual General Meeting ( Memento from February 20, 2014 in the web archive archive.today )
  3. Jürgen Hambrecht elected as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE ( Memento from July 10, 2014 in the web archive archive.today )
  4. Hambrecht leaves BASF. Retrieved June 24, 2020 .
  5. BASF supervisory board chairman Hambrecht joins the FDP. Retrieved November 1, 2015 .
  6. Reuters: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to Buy Israel's Neuroderm for $1.1 Billion. Abgerufen am 13. August 2017.
  7. Annual Report 2019. Accessed June 24, 2020 .
  8. Invitation to the Annual General Meeting 2019. Accessed on June 24, 2020 .
  9. Lufthansa press release on the Annual General Meeting on April 29, 2014.
  10. ^ Aldi organization chart , Spiegel online , July 28, 2010.
  11. Sören Jensen: Ex-Intersport boss replaces ex-BASF boss at Aldi Süd. May 27, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2018 .
  12. de.trumpf.com: Leibinger resigns from the Supervisory Board of the TRUMPF Group. Hambrecht becomes his successor. Press release of December 4, 2012, accessed on August 5, 2013.
  13. ^ The Team. Accessed February 5, 2018 .
  14. Martin-W. Buchenau: Children learn technical basics , Handelsblatt , December 3, 2007.
  15. Sven Scheffler: Public Relations for Young Entrepreneurs , Handelsblatt, July 11, 2008, ( PDF ; 200 kB, 2 pages).
  16. DSW Prize for Good Corporate Management 2012. Accessed February 5, 2018 .