BASF Canada Names Mukherjee New President

Feb. 12, 2021
Apala Mukherjee is appointed president of BASF Canada, succeeding Marcelo Lu, who takes over BASF’s North American Care Chemicals Division.

Apala Mukherjee

Apala Mukherjee is appointed president of BASF Canada effective March 1st, 2021. Mukherjee assumes responsibility for all of BASF’s businesses in Canada, overseeing the implementation of the company’s global strategies in the region.

In this role, Mukherjee will chair the BASF Canada executive committee and head BASF Canada’s leadership team. She will also 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. 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. 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.

Marcelo Lu has taken over BASF’s North American Care Chemicals Division, which includes BASF’s personal care, home care I&I and industrial formulations businesses.

For more information, visit: www.basf.com

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