Erika Peterman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Erika brings extensive experience gained from more than 25 years working in global organisations, enabling the delivery of change and growth in complex, world-leading businesses.

Contribution and Experience

Erika brings extensive experience gained from more than 25 years working in global organisations, enabling the delivery of change and growth in complex, world-leading businesses. She brings broad knowledge serving various parts of the chemicals industry, across a range of sectors from plastics, petrochemicals, agriculture and pharma.

Erika is currently Senior Vice President at BASF Corporation where she leads the North American Chemical Intermediates business. Erika has held a number of management and senior executive roles with BASF, covering manufacturing and production, engineering, strategy, and commercial business management roles. She actively supports BASF’s talent and workforce development programmes as well as a range of their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Erika serves on the University of Houston’s Engineering Leadership Advisory Board and chairs the Planning Committee as Board Trustee at Chatfield College in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a non-profit whose mission is to globally accelerate the development of successful black executives across the lifecycle of their careers. Erika holds a BSc in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Houston. 

Appointment to the Board:

October 2021

External appointments:

  • BASF Corporation (Senior Vice President)