September 17, 2012


Sandra E. Peterson to Leave Bayer CropScience


Press release



Chairman of the executive committee and CEO of Bayer AG's subgroup Bayer CropScience, Sandra E. Peterson, will terminate her contract effective November 30, 2012.


"With her experience and commitment, Sandi has made significant contributions to the strong business performance of Bayer CropScience in the past two years," said Dr. Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer AG. "However, we accept her decision to continue her career back in her home country of the United States and wish her all the best for the future."


Born in 1959 in New York, N.Y., Peterson became CEO of Bayer CropScience on October 1, 2010. Before moving to Bayer CropScience, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare from May 2005, heading up the Medical Care Division from January 2009. Prior to that she was in charge of the Diabetes Care Division.


Peterson, who holds a B.A. in Government and a Master of Public Administration in Applied Economics, started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She went on to hold various global executive positions with American home appliances manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation, subsequently being appointed Executive Vice President at foods company Nabisco. After that she became Senior Vice President of Merck-Medco's Health Businesses.

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