Joerg Wuttke
  • Vice President and Chief Representative, BASF China
  • President, EU Chamber of Commerce in China

Jörg Wuttke is Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, based in Beijing. Since joining BASF in 1997, Mr. Wuttke has been responsible for helping guide the company’s investment strategies for China, negotiation of large projects and government relations.

Previous to joining BASF, Mr. Wuttke worked with ABB for 11 years on the development and financing of large projects in China, Southeast Asia, Africa and Russia.

From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Wuttke was the Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce in China. From 2007 to 2010, and 2014 to 2017 and again since May 2019 he is the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

From 2011 to January 2020 Mr. Wuttke was Chairman of the BIAC China Task Force of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), a Paris based body of major business associations that lobbies the OECD.

Since its establishment in 2013, Mr. Wuttke is member of the Advisory Board of Germany’s foremost Think Tank on China, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), in Berlin.

From 2013 to 2016, and again since 2019 Mr. Wuttke is Vice Chairman of the CPCIF International Cooperation Committee, a group representing Multinational Companies in China’s Chemical Association.

Mr. Wuttke received the following orders:

August 2011: "Order of Leopold II " by the Belgian King Albert II.

April 2018: ‘Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur’ by French President Macron.

June 2018: ‘Order of Italian Star ‘ from the Italian President Mattarella.

December 2018: Merit (Bundesverdienstorden) by the German President Steinmeier

In August 2011 he received the "Order of Leopold II " by the Belgian King.

In April 2018 he was made ‘Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur’ by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In June 2018 he received the ‘Order of Italian Star ‘ from the Italian President

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EU-China Investment Agreement
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PRO | 'The Importance of the EU, China Investment Deal'

‘But we should not have waited for the Biden administration to sort things out. Wait for what? We don't know if China will be more responsive if the three parties sit together. We don't have a timeline. Shall we wait another two or three years?’
1/6/2021

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The Chinese Communist Party Fears Ending Up Like the Soviet Union

‘The propaganda ministry - within four to six weeks - managed to turn China into a problem for Europeans. China’s standing in Europe is eroding by the day.'
5/20/2020