Monika Lessl

Executive Director, Bayer Foundation

Education and Career - Executive Director Bayer Foundation and Senior Vice President Corporate R&D and Social Innovation Bayer AG, PhD in Biochemistry Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics Berlin and Diploma in General Management Ashridge Business School London; Memberships and distinctions: Non-executive Board Member Futurium (Museum of the Future) Berlin, Non-Executive Board Member Marienhaus GmbH Hospital Group; Board Member Executive Committee for Research, Innovation and Technology of the German Industry Association (BDI), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Distinctions- 2022 Finalist UN Women AWARD "Rise and Raise others" category Climate Change; 2021 Top 100 Women in Innovation Handelsblatt; 2020 Responsible Care Award; 2020 Best Innovation Team; 2019 Finalist Masters of Reinvention Award, London Business School; Expertise and Interest - Expertise and interest in Life Science R&D, Innovation and Sustainability and driving change and development through social innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on women empowerment and equality.

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