Bayer Appoints New Head of Consumer Healthcare BizBy
Bayer has appointed Heiko Schipper to the Board of Management of Bayer effective March 1, 2018. He will succeed Erica Mann as the head of the Consumer Health Division, which is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.
Mann announced that she does not intend to extend her contract, which was scheduled to run until December 31, 2018. As it has been possible to find a successor at an earlier date, Mann has asked the supervisory board to be able to hand over leadership of the Consumer Health business and for her to leave the company effective March 31, 2018.
Schipper is deputy executive vice president of Nestlé S.A. and a member of its executive board based in Vevey, Switzerland. He is head of Nestlé Nutrition and has held global responsibility for Nestlé’s infant nutrition division since 2013. He started his career as an international marketing trainee at Nestlé and has held key management positions in Southeast Asia, Switzerland, and China.
Schipper joined Nestlé as an international marketing trainee in 1996, developing his career in sales and marketing management roles in Bangladesh and Indonesia and at the company’s global headquarters in Switzerland. He then took up general management roles of increasing importance in the Philippines, and from 2007 to 2013, in the Greater China Region with the aim of developing Nestlé’s position in this market. He was appointed to the Nestlé Group Executive Board in October 2014.