Barry Stickings, managing director of BASF in the UK, has been elected president of the Chemical Industries Association.
Stickings has held various posts within the CIA. He is also vice-chairman of the German-British Chamber of Commerce.
After graduating with a chemistry degree from Keble College, Oxford he joined BASF in 1971.
Following assignments in Germany and Canada, he was put in charge of plasticisers at BASF’s Ludwig-shafen site in 1985. He moved to BASF in the US as group vice-president, industrial chemicals, in 1988 before returning in 1993 to become managing director of the UK arm. He is also president of the group’s northern Europe regional division.
Stickings’ theme for his presidency is sustainability through innovation. He succeeds Dr Joe Blaker, chairman of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Foresight panel.