Board of Directors

Miriam Holstein

Miriam Holstein

Dr. Miriam Holstein is the Non-Executive Non-Independent Director at Bayer CropScience Limited. In this role she primarily advises and supports the Group Board of Management in its tasks and decisions, and, amongst other parts, leads and supports the country CEOs / MDs and their organizations.


Miriam has been with Bayer since 1998 in various roles with increasing responsibilities. She started her career at the company’s headquarters in Germany as legal counsel. In 2002, she took over responsibilities in Corporate Finance. Thereafter, in 2007, she assumed the role as Head of Business Planning and Administration at Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, at that time a joint venture between Bayer and Lanxess. From 2011-17, Miriam was Head of Corporate Finance. In 2017, she moved to Finland assuming the role of CEO / CFO for the Bayer group in the Nordic Region until 2022.

Miriam has studied law at the universities of Gießen and Bonn, Germany, and Norwich, England. She holds a doctor’s degree in law (University of Münster, Germany) and an honorary doctor’s degree from the university of Turku, Finland.


Dr. Miriam Holstein was appointed as an Additional Director on the Board with effect from February 01, 2024. She was also appointed as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director with effect from February 01, 2024 for a term of five years.