Vice President and Head of Market Area Africa
Dr Gotsche has more than 20 years’ experience in business management within different fields related to the chemical industry, involving various markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His previous roles have included primary research, technical, sales and marketing, as well as a strong focus on market development in emerging markets. Since the beginning of 2016, he heads up BASF’s operations in Africa and is the leader of an executive team responsible for four Country Clusters incorporating 52 countries on the continent. His core competencies include business strategy, customer centricity and excellent interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills. He has a proven ability to thrive in diverse and multi-cultural business environments and drive growth within the organization. Dr Gotsche is based at the company’s Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.