Board of Management
Dr. Marijn Dekkers
(since October 2010)
Born in 1957 in the Dutch city of Tilburg, 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. In 1995 he moved to Honeywell. In 2000 Dekkers was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Thermo Electron Corporation, becoming President and CEO two years later. This company later acquired Fisher Scientific and was renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. He succeeded Werner Wenning effective October 1, 2010. Marijn Dekkers is married with three daughters.
Finance · Europe region
(since May 2010)
Born in Krefeld in 1962, Werner Baumann studied economics in Aachen and Cologne. He joined Bayer AG in 1988, where his first duties were in the Corporate Finance Department. Baumann subsequently held positions in Spain and the U.S. before returning to Germany in 2002 to become a member of the Executive Committee of the newly formed Bayer HealthCare subgroup and a year later a member of its Board of Management, also serving as Labor Director. He succeeded Klaus Kühn effective May 1, 2010. Werner Baumann is married with four children.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke
Technology · Innovation · Environment · Asia/Pacific region
Born in Stuttgart in 1951, Wolfgang Plischke studied biology at the University of Hohenheim. Having gained his Ph.D., Plischke began his career with Bayer at the subsidiary Miles in 1980. He held a number of positions in Germany and abroad, becoming Head of the Pharmaceuticals Business Group in North America in 2000. Two years later he took charge of the Pharmaceuticals Business Group of Bayer AG. Plischke was appointed to the Bayer AG Board of Management in March 2006. He has been Chairman of the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies since December 2007. Wolfgang Plischke is married with two sons.
Dr. Richard Pott
Strategy · Human Resources · Labor Director · Americas, Africa and Middle East regions
Born in Leverkusen in 1953, Richard Pott studied physics at the University of Cologne, where he obtained his Ph.D. In 1984 Pott joined the company’s Central Research Division. After holding various positions in the Corporate Staff Division, he became Head of Corporate Planning and Controlling in 1997 and Head of the former Specialty Products Business Group in 1999. He was appointed to the Bayer AG Board of Management in May 2002. Richard Pott is married with three children.