Apala Mukherjee is President of BASF Canada. She leads the company’s internal business support groups and oversees Market and Customer Development and Sustainability, including the implementation of BASF’s global strategies in Canada. Prior to moving to Canada, Apala was Director, Sustainability of Value Chains for BASF Corporation. She has held various positions within BASF Group, including Head of Marketing Acrylics and Regional Integration leader for Engineering Plastics, both in Singapore, as well as Global Business Director for Polyolefins Catalysts and Staff to the CEO in North America. Apala started her career in research at National Starch and Chemical and has worked in various disciplines such as marketing, technical service and sales across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Apala has a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Polymer Science, both from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.