Markus Bold

Head of Chemovator, Mannheim

5 Questions to Markus

Describe yourself with three words.

Delivering, collaborative & BOLD (obviously).

What is the greatest benefit of the Chemovator for BASF?

BASF employees can act as entrepreneurs. They can quickly test their commercial business ideas in a protected space and get supported by an external entrepreneurial network.

What motivates you to come to work every day?

People: The staff I have the pleasure to work with, the venture founders, our entrepreneur network – and to drive the future path of the Chemovator together.

What's your greatest wish?

Having my model railroad nearly ready and operational & cycling from Munich to Rome!

What was your greatest learning in life?

To trust in others. You get the investment back, with interest!

Markus' Background

Markus, born in Frankenthal/Pfalz, holds a PhD in organic chemistry with studies in Marburg and Edinburgh.

He joined BASF in 2001 and has worked in many fields, research, controlling, staff functions, business management, M&A and corporate strategy. Throughout his path Markus has gathered more than four years of work experience in the U.S, Markus has worked in the fields of performance chemicals, electronic chemicals and agricultural industry.

He has never lost touch to innovation, either developing new products in the lab, introducing new products to customers or appreciating the strength of others regarding innovation.