News Categories | Nov 6, 2017

Xavier Susterac appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of BASF`s Personal Care Europe business unit

  • Susterac took up his role on October 1, 2017
  • New SVP brings almost 30 years of experience in the chemicals industry

BASF appointed Xavier Susterac, aged 53, as Senior Vice President of its Personal Care Europe business unit, effective October 1, 2017. In his new position, Susterac succeeds Jan-Peter Sander, who retires after 30 years of service for the company in various business units and executive level roles.

Susterac joined BASF in 2010 and has held various executive-level roles in different markets since then, most recently as the sub-regional head for BASF in France, Italy, Iberia and Switzerland. He previously worked at Rohm and Haas, where he held positions in sales, marketing and management.

“I look forward to advancing the Personal Care business of BASF in Europe,” says Susterac. “We will build on the great work that has been done and further strengthen BASF as the leading supplier in the personal-care industry.”

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About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available on the Internet at

About BASF 

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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