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Simon Wiebusch is the Chief Operating Officer for the Crop Science Division of Bayer in India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka since August 21, 2018.
As Chief Operating Officer of the Crop Science Division of Bayer in India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Simon Wiebusch is passionate about the fundamentals that are needed to produce sufficient food and improving agriculture. He is also a strong supporter of sustainable agriculture and believes that technology and digital farming tools can improve the quality of food, reduce efforts needed to farm, ensure traceability and help farmers earn better livelihoods.
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Simon started his career with Bayer in 1998 based at the company’s headquarters in Germany. He built his professional experience by working across various functions such as Sales Support, Operations, Tender Management, Controlling and Strategy, within Germany, Eastern Europe and Asia. He went on to become the Chief Executive Officer for Bayer’s Crop Science Division in South East Asia, based in Bangkok, Thailand and eventually took over his current role at Bayer’s South Asia headquarters in Mumbai, India.
Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Essen, Germany and an MBA from the University of Bradford. He has more than two decades of experience in the agriculture industry. Customer-focused and motivational, Simon’s key strengths include unlocking business growth, redefining distribution strategies, driving change management and building diverse teams that drive market share and create business value.