Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                   May 8, 2007

                             BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
             (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                                BASF CORPORATION
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

               Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY 67056
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

     Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual
                   reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F
                              Form 20-F X Form 40-F

                Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by
                furnishing the information contained in this Form
                is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
                                    Yes No X

       If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the
               Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- .

Change in BASF's Supervisory Board
>> Dr. Friedrich Wirsing succeeds Dr. Karlheinz Messmer

Dr. Friedrich Wirsing (49) will be appointed to BASF's Supervisory Board
effective May 1, 2007. Wirsing, who was elected as a substitute member of the
Supervisory Board by employees, will succeed Supervisory Board member Dr.
Karlheinz Messmer (62), who will retire from BASF and the Supervisory Board as
of April 30, 2007.

Wirsing is a plant manager and the deputy chairman of the Committee of Executive
Representatives of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. Messmer, also a plant manager at the
Ludwigshafen site, is chairman of the Committee of Executive Representatives.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural
products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner
to virtually all industries, BASF's high-value products and intelligent system
solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new
technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up
additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental
protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF
has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of (euro)52.6 billion in
2006. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London
(BFA), New York (BF) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available
on the Internet at www.basf.com.

April 30, 2007
P 219/07e
Kai Minck
Phone:    +49 621 60-52711
Fax:      +49 621 60-92693


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                             BASF Aktiengesellschaft

May 8, 2007          By: /s/ Elisabeth Schick
                             Name: Elisabeth Schick
                             Title: Director Site Communications Ludwigshafen
                             and Europe

                             By: /s/ Christian Schubert
                             Name: Christian Schubert
                             Title: Director Corporate Communications
                             BASF Group