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BASF Canada appoints new president

February 9, 2021  By BASF Canada

Apala Mukherjee

Apala Mukherjee has been appointed President of BASF Canada effective March 1, assuming responsibility for all of BASF’s businesses in Canada.

“I am truly excited about this opportunity, and during my tenure I intend to build on the great leadership position BASF has gained in the Canadian market and industry. We will continue to intensify our focus to bring innovative and  sustainable solutions to our Canadian customers to further enhance BASF’s position as a leader in the industry,” said Mukherjee.

In this role, Mukherjee will oversee the implementation of the company’s global strategies in the region. She will chair the BASF Canada Executive Committee and head BASF Canada’s Leadership team. Moreover, she will lead BASF Canada’s internal business support groups, including Market and Customer Development and Sustainability.


Prior to moving to Canada, Mukherjee was Director of Sustainability of Value Chains for BASF Corporation, located in Florham Park, N.J. She has held various positions within BASF Group, including Head of Marketing Acrylics and Regional Integration leader for Engineering Plastics, both in Singapore, and Global Business Director for Polyolefins Catalysts and Staff to the CEO in North America, both in New Jersey.

Mukherjee started her career in research at National Starch and Chemical and has worked in various disciplines such as strategy, marketing, technical service and sales across Europe, Americas and Asia.

Mukherjee succeeds Marcelo Lu, who has taken over BASF’s North American Care Chemicals Division including BASF’s Personal Care, Home Care I&I and Industrial Formulations businesses.

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