Innovation in health and agriculture. We need to think bigger
Transforming our economy will require new technologies, breakthrough innovation and sustainable business models.
Studies in Economics, RWTH Aachen University and University of Cologne. Since 1988, with Bayer: with Corporate Finance Department, Leverkusen; 1991, Controller then 1995, Assistant to Managing Director, Bayer Hispania Comercial, Barcelona; 1996, with Bayer Corporation, New York, latterly Head, Global Business Planning and Administration, Diagnostics Business Group; 2002, Member Executive Committee and Head, Central Administration and Organization, Bayer HealthCare, Germany; 2003, Member Board of Management and Labour Director, Bayer HealthCare; 2006-09, Member Board of Management and Labour Director, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Berlin; 2010-2014, Member Board of Management, responsible for finance, as Chief Financial Officer, and Europe and North America regions; 2014-2016, Member Board of Management, responsible for strategy and portfolio management, as CSPO; Currently, Chairman of the Board of Management;