WHIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer, a global Life Science company celebrating 150 years in the United States, today announced that Raymond F. Kerins Jr., Senior Vice President of Communications, Government Relations & Policy, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization.
Kerins, who joined Bayer in 2013 after serving in senior executive positions at Pfizer and Merck, is a veteran communications and government relations professional with more than 20 years of experience in helping global multinational corporations improve their financial performance and overall corporate reputation. Kerins will work closely with his fellow directors on the Chamber board to advocate for pro-business policies that help create jobs and grow America's economy.
"I am honored to join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and look forward to actively engaging stakeholders all around the world," Kerins said. "The Chamber has a long and storied history of serving as the voice for business in the United States and abroad. We must continue that great work by engaging Americans and educating policymakers on how best to keep America's economy growing."
Kerins also serves as a board member of the Chamber's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and Chairman of one of GIPC's Engagement Task Forces.
Bayer: Science For A Better Life Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their lives. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2014, the Group employed around 119,000 people and had sales of EUR 42.2 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 3.6 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.us
U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.