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KUALA LUMPUR: BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn Bhd has appointed Dr Sven Crone as its Managing Director, effective Sept 1, 2017.

He succeeds Dr Stefan F. Beckmann who was preparing for a new assignment within the BASF Group, said the company in a statement.

Prior to this appointment, Crone held various management positions within the group, including global business coordination in Germany and regional marketing in Singapore for the petrochemicals division, as well as, global strategic marketing for the intermediates division in BASF SE.

Most recently, he was Vice -resident, Staff to Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, said the statement.

BASF Petronas is a Malaysia-based joint venture between German-based BASF SE and Petronas, under its subsidiary, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd.