Erik joined BASF in 2011 to build the first global digital team and drive an integrated internal and external digital communications strategy for the company. Later this included global employee communications and visual communications. In his current role at BASF, he leads global communications for the Performance Chemicals division. Prior to BASF, Erik spent 12 years at SAP at its global headquarters in Germany, working in development, on Board staff, and in numerous aspects of corporate communications. Originally from Connecticut (USA), he studied Biology (pre-med) and German literature.