The Board of Directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz of BASF as the new chief executive officer of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue his responsibilities for integration of Ciba into BASF. Brendan Cummins is stepping down from his role as CEO and will remain at Ciba in an advisory capacity for the next few months.

Hans-Juergen Seeger, currently managing director of BASF Services Europe GmbH, has been appointed chief financial officer of Ciba, taking over for Niklaus Meier, who had been the interim CFO since the former chief financial officer, Juerg Fedier, left the company at the end of 2008.

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