Member of the Board of Executive Directors
BASF SE - Germany


Saori Dubourg is a Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, a position she assumed in May 2017. She is responsible for BASF’s global businesses in crop protection and construction chemicals, for bioscience research, the start-up trinamiX and the region Europe.
Saori worked at BASF in various positions from 1996, spending several years in the USA, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her professional experience includes strategy and the management of operational businesses, for example in the field of Dispersions, Monomers, Superabsorbers, but also Health and Nutrition. In addition, she ran the global executive HR department of BASF and was president for Asia Pacific. From 2009 to 2013, she led the BASF Nutrition and Health division.
In 2017, she was instrumental in the company's acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer strategically complementing BASF's Crop Protection, Biotech and digital farming activities.
In 2018, one priority was the development of the new BASF global sustainability strategy. Saori Dubourg leads the Corporate Sustainability Board, which aims to implement BASF's sustainability goals. Driving new standards in corporate accounting to incorporate a more holistic view on environmental and societal impact for future business steering, also called 'Value to Society', has been one of her major contributions.
Saori is member of the Industrial Policy Group of the EU Commission shaping a joint industry vision paper for Europe 2030.