Yvonne Mah

About Yvonne 


I have been an RACI member since 2015 and was elected a Fellow in 2017. Currently I am the Business Development Manager, Plastic Additives, for BASF based in Melbourne.

  • I am currently active in various areas within RACI as a committee member in Mentoring, Industrial Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Victorian Branch and Women in Chemistry
  • I was RACI Victorian Branch President (2018-2020) Treasurer (2016-2017) and RACI Victorian Women in Chemistry President (2015) 
  • I am currently active in other committees of the Australian Academy of Science, National Chemistry Committee Member, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority, VCE Chemistry and Society of Plastics Engineers 
  • I have a Bachelor of Science (Honours), from La Trobe University (1994) and PhD Chemistry, Monash University (3rd year in University of Oxford, England) (1997) 
  • I taught 1st, 2nd & 3rd year Chemistry laboratory during my postgraduate study and research 
  • I have been an employee of BASF Australia Ltd (23 years’ industry experience) includes overseas experiences in Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong and Germany 
  • I have been a Diversity and Inclusion Council Member, BASF Australia since 2016.  


RACI Direction as I see it

My aspiration is create a voice for industry, collaboration and innovation in various ways,

  • connecting industry and academia by arranging events for networking, education and show-casing innovation to industry.
  • sharing my experience and knowledge in promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging within RACI
  • being a role model for everyone
  • supporting research chemists in Australia


Yvonne Mah

Board Member