Liam Condon is leaving the company on December 31, 2021.
Effective January 1, 2022: Rodrigo Santos will become a member of the Bayer AG Board of Directors and Head of Crop Science
- Liam Condon will leave the company on December 31, 2021
Leverkusen, November 9, 2021. Rodrigo Santos (48 years old) will become a member of the Board of Directors of Bayer AG and the new head of the Department of Crop Sciences on January 1, 2022. This is what the company’s board of directors has decided. He succeeds Liam Condon, 53, who has asked the supervisory board to terminate his contract, which ran until December 31, 2023, by December 31, 2021 in order to pursue career opportunities outside of Bayer. Santos is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Crop Science Division, responsible for the global commercial management of Bayer’s agribusiness. “We are pleased that Rodrigo Santos, a proven expert with over 25 years of international experience in the agricultural sector, has taken over the Department of Crop Science. Rodrigo Santos is distinguished by his customer orientation, assertiveness and innovative strength,” said Professor D. Norbert Winkeljohn, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG.
“Bayer’s Crop Science is in an excellent position to set new standards in terms of innovation and sustainability. The task now is to fully tap the huge potential for value growth on this foundation in the coming years,” says Winkeljohan: “We would like to sincerely thank Liam Condon for his accomplishments in over From 30 years of his career at Bayer. He has successfully managed and strategically developed the Department of Crop Science for the past nine years. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Santos has been Chief Operating Officer of Bayer’s Crop Science Division since June 2021. After acquiring Monsanto in 2018, he led the Crop Science business in Latin America. Santos is a Brazilian national and has worked for the company in Brazil, the United States and Eastern Europe for over 23 years, primarily in the areas of sales, marketing, strategy and business development. Santos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Escola Superior de Agriturismo Luiz de Queiroz ?? ESALQ/USP and MBA from FGV/Ohio University. He is married and has three children.
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