Patricia Rossman was appointed to her current position in August, 2010. As Chief Diversity + Inclusion Officer for BASF in North America, she 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 company-wide diversity recruitment, retention and education. Under her leadership, BASF has been named by DiversityInc. as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for four consecutive years, ranking #24 in 2016.
Pat is also responsible for providing strategic leadership of all aspects of Human Resources Communications.
She is a member of the BASF Global Diversity + Inclusion team, Human Resources Council, Diversity + Inclusion Council, and the Corporate Communications Leadership Team. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Conference on Diversity and the Board of Directors of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
Patricia joined BASF through BASF’s acquisition of Ciba Corporation. She had served as Ciba’s Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for 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 in communities surrounding Ciba’s major site locations.
Pat has more than 20 years of Communications and HR experience working in the chemical, technology and service industries.
She and her husband Glenn have three sons.