Simon Britsch is the Chief Financial Officer for Bayer South Asia since September 1, 2021. He was also appointed as a Whole-Time Director for Bayer CropScience Limited on the same date.
As Chief Financial Officer, Simon Britsch plays a key role in enabling proactive solutions, creating value and supporting purpose driven initiatives to translate the company’s vision into reality. His international experience in leading culturally and functionally diverse teams is paired with a strong ability in finding pragmatic solutions and communicating proactively with stakeholders as well as a proven track record of academic and professional excellence in high-pressure and complex environments. He is based at Bayer’s South Asia headquarters in Mumbai.
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Simon Britsch started his career with Bayer AG as a Commercial Trainee in the year 2000. In 2005, he moved to Corporate Audit as an Auditor and SOX Coordinator. From 2009 until 2012 he was the Chief Financial Officer of Bayer Vietnam. He subsequently moved to China, assuming the role of Head of Business Excellence for Bayer Healthcare. Simon returned to Bayer AG in 2016, where he set up the global Enterprise Risk Management & Business Continuity Management function.
Simon holds an MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Spain as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from FOM University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Moreover, he is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Simon was appointed as an Additional Director with effect from September 1, 2021. He was also appointed as the Whole Time Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from September 1, 2021 for a term of five years.