September 27, 2023

Borealis appoints Britta Warnke Vice President Energy and Shanila Baseley Vice President Mobility and Advanced Products as of 1 September 2023

Borealis is happy to inform about the appointment of two Vice Presidents within its polyolefins business unit.

Borealis is happy to inform about the appointment of two Vice Presidents within its polyolefins business unit.

Britta Warnke

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.”

Shanila Baseley

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.”


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About Borealis
Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility.

With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%.

In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). |

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