Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Jens Hartmann

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Jens Hartmann has been appointed as an Additional Director – Non-Executive on the Board of Bayer CropScience Limited with effect from February 4, 2019.


Jens Hartmann is Senior Vice President / Senior Commercial Leader of a customer-facing business in a culturally diverse region with complex country portfolios. Jens has worked in the agriculture industry for his entire career spanning over 30 years, with a passion for emerging markets, smallholder farmers and digital.


Jens has proven experience in driving business growth focused on commercial innovation and execution, developing and implementing value-added strategies with full P&L responsibility, while dealing with challenging organizational transformations. Through his entire professional career, he is committed to leading change, driving vision and purpose and attracting, developing and retaining talent in high-performing teams.


Prior to assuming the overall responsibility for Commercial Operations for the Asia Pacific region at Bayer Crop Science, Jens has taken on a wide spectrum of leadership roles, including leader of the Crop Science business for Asia Pacific 1 (South East Asia, Greater China, North East Asia, and Australia/NZ), Global CIO (Chief Information Officer) for Crop Science, Head of Global Marketing for Agricultural Commercial Operations and Commercial Lead and Country Cluster Head for South Asia for Crop Science.


He has a wealth of experience working in Asia / Africa for over 20 years, having held various commercial and managerial positions in South Africa, Kenya, India, Pakistan and Singapore.
Jens has a B. A. in Economics from Cologne, Germany.