Carles Navarro is the director general of BASF and head of the group's activities in Spain and Portugal. He is also the president of the Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation.
Navarro leads various group companies in Spain and Portugal, as well as the cross-department functions that support business, including Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Communication. Navarro is responsible for implementing the company's global strategy and adapting it to the local framework.
His professional career has been linked to BASF since 1989. From 2004 to 2009, he was general manager of the Elastogran subsidiary in Turkey. He served as sales director with responsibility for Spain and Portugal. In 2013, he was appointed president of BASF Canada.