BASF’s Kurt Bock to lead ICCA

11 December 2012


BASF Chair Kurt Bock (see photo) has been appointed president of the ICCA, succeeding Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. Bock, who will officially begin in the post on January 1 2013, succeeds Liveris at a time when ICCA is leading global initiatives to promote the responsible and sustainable production and use of chemicals throughout the value chain, particularly in emerging economies where manufacturing and demand for chemicals continues to rise. See more


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The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, a sector with 2009 turnover of more than €1,900 billion (excluding pharmaceuticals). ICCA members account for more than 60 percent of global chemical sales. The ICCA focuses on key issues for the chemical industry, and the promotion and coordination of Responsible Care® and safe chemicals management through the Global Product Strategy. Priority advocacy issues include chemicals management, regulatory affairs, and international climate negotiations.

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