BASF has appointed Erick Contreras as managing director of BASF Vietnam Co., Ltd., effective 1 September 2019. He succeeds Tanachart Ralsiripong, who decided to leave the company.
Contreras began his career with BASF in 2007 as a technical sales manager for the gas treatment business in Australia. He then moved to BASF Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Hong Kong in 2010 and held various management positions in the Intermediates and Performance Chemicals divisions. He 2017, he became vice director of Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, based at BASF East Asia Headquarters in Hong Kong.
Before joining BASF, Contreras spent 10 years with Shell in various roles in Malaysia and the Philippines.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Manchester.