Robert Blackburn

Robert
Blackburn

MIT SCALE Visiting Lecturer
President Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, BASF Group

Dr. Blackburn is President of Supply Chain Operations & Information Services of BASF Group located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Additionally, he currently serves as a non-executive Director on several Boards and is a visiting lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Robert earned his PhD in Economics and Operations Research from the University of Würzburg.

He joined BASF Group in 2007 as Senior Vice President & Head of Global Supply Chain Operations, additionally leading the company’s enterprise transformation program. Robert previously held a number of senior leadership posts at both Siemens AG and IBM Corporation.