Studies in Int'l Business, Dublin and Technical Univ. of Berlin; BA in Int'l Marketing & Languages, Dublin City Univ.; MBA course, Management Center, Japan Management Association. Formerly: marketing and sales functions, Schering, Germany; five years as head of a business unit, Japan; Regional Marketing and Medical Director, Asia-Pacific/Middle East region, Schering, Berlin; from 2005, Managing Director, Schering China. With Bayer: positions of increasing responsibility in the Pharmaceuticals Division, Europe and Asia; 2007-10, Managing Director, Bayer HealthCare China and Bayer Pharma General Manager, China; since 2010, Managing Director, Bayer Vital, Leverkusen, and head of Bayer Pharma's business in Germany; since Dec. 2012, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Bayer CropScience subgroup and Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer CropScience. Since January 2016, Member of the Board of Management Bayer. Interests: marathon running.