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Panel 3: Technologies to Promote Sustainable Farming and Food Security

Mr Bernd Naaf

Head of Business Affairs & Communications and Member of the Executive Committee, Bayer Crop Science Division

Bernd Naaf is Head of Business Affairs & Communications, member of the Executive Committee of the Crop Science division and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer Crop Science AG. He has been active in this role since June 2015. Additionally, he was appointed Labor Director in January 2014.

Bernd Naaf was born in Leverkusen, Germany on March 31, 1959 and began his career with Bayer in 1978, when he joined Bayer AG’s Commercial Training Program (Wirtschaftsassistent). Thereafter he held a number of positions in Sales and Marketing before he was appointed as General Manager for the Bayer Crop Protection business UK and Ireland in 1991.

Four years later he moved back to headquarters to become Head of Business Planning and Administration. In 1998 Naaf moved to the Animal Health Business Group to take on the responsibility for Global Marketing. After Bayer CropScience’s acquisition of Aventis CropScience he was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Bayer CropScience Business Operations in the United States of America in January 2003. In October 2004, Bernd Naaf became Regional Head for the Crop Protection business Asia Pacific based in Singapore. In August 2011, he moved to Lyon to take over the postion as Regional Head for Crop Protection Europe/Middle East/Africa. From January 2014 to May 2015, he was Head of Business Management.