Josef R. Wuensch is Senior Vice President at BASF SE. His responsibilities cover global research and product development for BASFs performance materials business. Prior to the current role he was in leadership positions in central research (responsible for formulation, mathematics, modelling and technology incubation) and as Managing Director in BASF Venture Capital, operationally responsible for entire investment activities. Josef Wuensch is also experienced in business management, technical service, market development, and corporate functions where he held several positions in his career at BASF.
In parallel, Josef Wuensch is currently Chairman of the Board of SusChem, the European Technology Platform for sustainable chemistry. SusChem is a network of European chemical companies (corporates and SMEs), RTOs, and academic organizations.
Josef R. Wuensch received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany.