Prof. Wolfgang Plischke¹
Technology · Innovation · Sustainability · Asia/Pacific region
Wolfgang Plischke studied biology at Hohenheim University. Having gained a Ph. D., Plischke began his career with Bayer at the subsidiary Miles in 1980. After holding a number of positions in Germany and abroad, he became Head of the Pharmaceuticals Business Group in North America and subsequently worldwide. Plischke was appointed to the Board of Management in March 2006.
Dr. Marijn Dekkers
Chief Executive Officer of Bayer
Marijn Dekkers studied chemistry and chemical engineering in Nijmegen and Eindhoven. After gaining a Ph. D., he began a career in research with General Electric in the United States. Having held various positions in the United States, latterly as Chief Executive Officer and President of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Dekkers took over as Bayer Chief Executive Officer in October 2010.
Dr. Olivier Brandicourt
Chief Executive Officer, Bayer HealthCare
Olivier Brandicourt studied medicine and biology in Paris and has worked as a practicing physician. Having begun his industrial career in 1987 at Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert, he subsequently joined Pfizer, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, becoming a member of its Executive Leadership Team in 2010. Brandicourt took over as Chief Executive Officer of Bayer HealthCare in November 2013.
Chief Executive Officer, Bayer CropScience
Liam Condon studied International Business at Dublin City University and the Technical University of Berlin. He held various positions of increasing responsibility with the former Schering AG, Berlin, Germany, and with Bayer HealthCare in Europe and Asia, including Managing Director of Bayer HealthCare China and Head of Bayer HealthCare in Germany. Condon took over as Chief Executive Officer of Bayer CropScience in December 2012.
Chief Executive Officer, Bayer MaterialScience
Patrick Thomas studied engineering at Oxford University. He began his career with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Positions held by Thomas include that of CEO of ICI Polyurethanes and Corporate Executive Vice President of Huntsman Matlin Patterson. Thomas took over as Chief Executive Officer of Bayer MaterialScience in January 2007.
Finance · Europe and North America regions
Werner Baumann studied economics in Aachen and Cologne. He joined Bayer AG in 1988, where his first duties were in the Corporate Finance Department. After holding positions of increasing responsibility in Spain and the United States, he became a member of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare and its Labor Director. Baumann was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Bayer in May 2010.
Kemal Malik studied medicine and worked in a London hospital. After holding different positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he joined Bayer in 1995. In 2007 Malik became a member of the Executive Committee, Head of Global Development and Chief Medical Officer of Bayer HealthCare. He was appointed to the Bayer Board of Management in February 2014.
Human Resources · Latin America /Africa/Middle East region
Michael König studied chemical process engineering in Dortmund, joining Bayer in 1990. After holding positions of increasing responsibility, he transferred to China in 2000 as a General Manager. In 2007 König became Senior Bayer Representative, and from 2011 he headed up the Polycarbonates Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai. He was appointed to the Bayer Board of Management in April 2013.
Prof. Wolfgang Plischke retires on April 29, 2014. He will be succeeded as of that date by Kemal Malik, who already joined the Board of Management in February. Malik then assumes responsibility for Innovation and the North America and Latin America regions. Responsibility for Technology, Sustainability and the Asia/Pacific region will be transferred to Michael König effective April 30, 2014.