Courtney J. White

Head of Human Resources, Global DEI, BASF


Courtney J. White, an award-winning leader, executive coach, and speaker, is the head of Human Resources for North America; Global Seeds & Traits; and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for BASF Agricultural Solutions. He is accountable for leading the development and implementation of strategies to engage and harness the dynamic power of people. Having worked with multiple top tier organizations for more than 15 years, Courtney’s career has been focused on unleashing organizational potential, enhancing innovation and driving performance-based cultures of growth on six continents.

A true Tarheel, Courtney was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina; later graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In life, he is guided by the quote “If your presence doesn’t make an impact, then your absence won’t make a difference.”