WHIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer today announced the appointment of Dr. Carsten Brunn as President of its Pharmaceuticals business in the Americas, comprising the United States, Canada, Central and Latin America. In this role, Dr. Brunn will report to Dieter Weinand, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Pharmaceutical division.
"Carsten is a strategic and highly respected leader in the pharmaceutical industry and I'm delighted to have him lead the company's largest pharmaceutical business worldwide," said Dieter Weinand. "Carsten's global perspective and proven track record of successful operational execution at the local level will be a critical asset to us as we continue to build on our current momentum in the U.S. and across the Americas region."
Previously, Dr. Brunn was Head of Bayer's Pharmaceuticals Commercial Operations in Japan, a role he held since 2013. He served as the Chairman of European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Japan, an organization representing 24 R&D-based innovative pharmaceutical companies in Japan. Dr. Brunn joined Bayer in 2011 as Global Head of Primary Care based in Beijing, China. Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Brunn held a number of senior leadership roles at companies including Eli Lilly, Novartis, and Bausch & Lomb in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
"It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to lead Bayer's pharmaceuticals organization in Japan, and I am honored to have the opportunity to join such an established team here in the United States," said Carsten Brunn. "The U.S. is one of the most important and innovative pharmaceutical markets in the world, where we are in a solid period of consistent growth with strong performance across all our therapeutic areas. I'm thrilled to bring my experiences from other markets to this organization as we continue to build on our strengths and meet the needs of patients."
Dr. Brunn graduated from the University of Freiburg in Germany with a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science. In addition, he studied at the University of Washington under a research scholarship and later received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg in Germany. He completed his executive education at the London Business School.
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