Borealis appoints Britta Warnke Vice President Energy and Shanila Baseley Vice President Mobility and Advanced Products as of 1 September 2023
Photo: Britta Warnke, VP Energy & Shanila Baseley, VP Mobility & Advanced Products at Borealis
Borealis is happy to inform about the appointment of two Vice Presidents within its polyolefins business unit.
Before joining Borealis in 2018 in the role of Director, Customer Experience & Business Intelligence, Britta Warnke occupied several international marketing, sales, and business transformation positions at Cabot Corporation, Amcor and Lufthansa in countries such as Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the US, Latvia, the UK, and Australia. In 2018, she joined Borealis in Vienna, Austria, as Director Commercial Excellence. Since August 2022, she held the position of Vice President Mobility and Advanced Products. Effective 1 September 2023, Britta Warnke has been appointed Vice President Energy.
Britta Warnke, a German citizen, holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Ulster University, Germany, a Master’s degree in Space Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from the Open University, the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree in History from the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from VWA in Stuttgart, Germany.
“After successfully managing our Mobility and Advanced Products business and demonstrating a strong track record in driving commercial excellence across our organization, Britta has proven herself as a true leader in our company. Her strategic insights and impeccable execution in optimizing our product portfolio have been instrumental in our business's success,” says Lucrèce Foufopoulos, Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovations & Technology. “With her extensive experience and proven abilities, I have every confidence that she will be a key asset in driving further growth in our Energy business, just as she has done in her previous role.”
Succeeding Britta Warnke as Vice President Mobility and Advanced Products is Shanila Baseley, previously Global Commercial Director Advanced Products, effective 1 September 2023. In this position, she is responsible for driving the respective businesses globally in line with Borealis’ ambitions to drive the transition from a linear to a circular economy.
Shanila Baseley joined Borealis in Vienna, Austria, in 2022 and looks back at a career at Dupont and Innovia, working in several global business management, marketing and sales, product management, and R&D (Research & Development) positions, living in the UK and Switzerland.
Shanila Baseley, a UK national, holds a Master’s degree in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from UMIST, the United Kingdom (UK), and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
“In her brief time with Borealis, managing our Advanced Products business, Shanila has demonstrated remarkable commercial acumen and all-encompassing business leadership. Her ability to swiftly grasp complex challenges and drive innovative solutions has been impressive. Furthermore, her strong record of accomplishment before joining Borealis speaks to her exceptional talent and dedication.” says Lucrèce Foufopoulos. “I firmly believe that Shanila will be a key asset in propelling the growth and circular transformation in our Mobility and Advanced Products division, just as she has already exemplified in her former role.”
This media release is also available in German language.