Being Vice President of Sustainability Strategy at BASF SE, Ludwigshafen since 2012, Dr. Dirk Voeste is responsible for BASFs sustainability strategy and the implementation into the business activities and decision-making processes. He is also heading the eco-efficiency analysis and sustainability evaluations.
In 1994 Dirk Voeste graduated with a Ph.D. in biotechnology and agricultural botany from University Bonn in Germany and a M.Phil. in Postharvest Technology from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in England.
After his studies he was the responsible scientist for the development of a closed equilibrated aquatic ecosystem in cooperation with NASA, USA. Since 1998 he has held various positions in the field of biotechnology, breeding and crop protection.
Dirk joined BASF SE in 2001. He previously held responsibilities in research as well as in global marketing functions. Among others he was Head of Sustainability and Product Stewardship for the Crop Protection Division.