BASF SE has appointed Liming Chen, chairman of the IBM Greater China Group, to its supervisory board. This follows the resignation of Dr Alexander C Karp, CEO Palantir Technologies at the end of July 2020 for professional reasons.

From 2008 to 2015, Chen served as President of BP China and Chairman of BP (China) Holding Company, and between 1994 and 2008, he held various leadership roles at chemical company Condea in Singapore and China.

‘He brings to the Supervisory Board his expertise and experience in information technology and the chemical industry, and in leading and transforming business processes at international companies in Asia,’ a press release said.

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