Martin Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart in 1961. From 1980 onwards he studied Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree there in 1985. After earning his doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States. In 1988, Martin Brudermüller
joined the Ammonia Laboratory at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen where he held various positions until 2006. Consequently, in January 2008, he became Member of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesselschaft, responsible for the Asia-Pacific region and headquartered in Hong Kong. Martin Brudermüller returned to Ludwigshafen in 2011 when he became Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, of BASF SE. In 2018, he became the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF SE, responsible for the divisions Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Senior Executive Human Resources, Investor Relations, Compliance, BASF 4.0, Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence, Digitalization in Research & Development, and Innovation Management. Martin Brudermüller is also member of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Federation of German Industries (BDI), and Confederation of German Employers Association (BDA) and others.