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Mario Mehren to head BASF subsidiary Wintershall

March 27, 2015   + + +   Mario Mehren,  currently a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall responsible for Exploration & Production Russia, North Africa and South America, has been named President of BASF’s Oil & Gas division effective July 1, 2015, and in this function will be head of BASF’s subsidiary Wintershall.  He succeeds Dr. Rainer Seele, who has been named CEO of OMV  Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna, Austria, effective July 1, 2015.

The business graduate Mario Mehren has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors since October 2011. He is currently responsible for the activities in Exploration & Production Russia, North Africa and South America. After completing a course in business administration at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, he began his professional career in 1998 as specialist adviser in BASF's Group Accounting section in the Corporate Finance Department. In 2001, Mehren became Head of Finance and Accounting at BASF Schwarzheide, and in 2003 he moved to BASF in Chile to become Managing Director of Finance and Administration.

The Koblenz-born Mehren joined Wintershall in 2006 as Vice President Finance & Information Management in the former "Finance & Russia" Board Department headed by Dr. Ties Tiessen. Mehren is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Russian joint ventures of Wintershall and was involved in the recent expansion of cooperation with Gazprom.

Source: Jenniffer Moore-Braun, Matthias Baque, BASF SE - 

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