President, Crop Protection Division, BASF SE
Markus Heldt was born in Stromberg, Germany, in 1958. He completed his A-level in 1977.
Markus Heldt on farming:
"I believe farmers and other farming professionals have been forced to change more radically and more rapidly than any other business group. That rapid change came about due to relentless pressure on their incomes. Farmers care passionately about nature and are attached to the land. They may have conservative values, but they are entrepreneurs. When they see a financial return or a benefit for the environment, they will quickly learn and adopt new technology." Markus should know. After growing up on a small farm in Germany, he has helped shape the crop protection industry on three continents for more than thirty years.
President, Crop Protection Division, BASF SE, Limburgerhof, Germany
Group Vice President Crop Protection North America, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
Group Vice President of the Agricultural Products and Fine Chemicals divisions Latin America, BASF S.A., São Paulo, Brazil
Joined BASF AG after acquisition of American Cyanamid as Business Director for Central Europe, Limburgerhof, Germany
Managing Director Germany and Central Europe, Cyanamid Agrar, Vienna, Austria
Global Product Manager Fungicide + Sales Manager, Shell International, London, England + Shell Agrar, Germany
Sales and marketing responsibilities, Celamerck and Shell, Ingelheim, Germany
Commercial Apprenticeship, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany