As Head of Business Development, Irene Yang is responsible for BASF Canada’s growth plan and implementation strategy, which includes driving new business leads and providing support to BASF’s business units with local sales and marketing presence. She is also responsible for Canadian corporate development including M&A and partnerships. Prior to joining BASF Canada, Irene worked for BASF in Asia Pacific and the U.S., leading strategic and market entry projects with business unit executives. Prior to BASF, she was Director of Product Management and Strategic Partnerships at technology firms, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Irene holds a MS in Engineering and an MBA from MIT, and a Bachelors of Engineering (Elec.) from McMaster University. She is a member of the Canadian Leadership Team and serves as a spokesperson for BASF businesses in Canada.