As Chief Diversity + Inclusion Officer for BASF in North America, Patricia Rossman is responsible for providing strategic leadership to help BASF Corporation achieve its goals of creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment and being known internally and externally as a top company for Diversity + Inclusion.
This includes leadership of the Diversity + Inclusion Council and its intensified focus on Inclusion to drive belonging, innovation and growth.
Under her leadership, BASF has been named by DiversityInc. as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for eight consecutive years, moving up from #31 in 2013 to ranking #14 in 2020.
BASF also consistently maintains its 100% compliance rating in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ workplace equality.
Pat leads the Diversity + Inclusion Council, is a member of the BASF Global Diversity + Inclusion team, and People Cluster Leadership Team. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Conference on Diversity and the Doing a World of Good Task Force of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Patricia joined BASF through BASF’s acquisition of Ciba Corporation. She previously led Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Ciba across the Americas Region. She also served as the Executive Director of the Ciba Foundation, a $6 million philanthropic foundation creating science education and workforce development partnerships.
Pat has more than 25 years of HR and Communications experience working in the chemical, technology and service industries.