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Bayer announces Manoj Saxena as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bayer Group in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)

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Left: Ashraf Al-Ouf, SVP, Region Head, Pharmaceuticals Commercial Operations Bayer APAC
Right: Manoj Saxena, CEO Bayer ANZ and Country Division Head ANZ for the Pharmaceutical division

02 February 2024, AU: Manoj succeeds Ashraf Al-Ouf who is taking on the role of SVP, Region Head, Pharmaceuticals Commercial Operations for Bayer in APAC.

Mr Saxena stepped into his new position from 1 February, 2024. In addition to his role as the new Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand, Manoj will also serve as the Country Division Head ANZ for the Pharmaceutical division.

Mr Saxena said he is thrilled to take the leadership position at Bayer ANZ, “I am so proud to join a team that is driving significant improvements for patients, customers and farmers in Australia and New Zealand. As a life science company, I am deeply committed to our focus on advancing health and agriculture, while driving sustainable outcomes in rural and remote communities.”

Mr Saxena leaves his post as Country Division Head Pharmaceuticals for South Asia and brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record within Bayer. His journey with Bayer began in 2009 when he joined Bayer India as the Business Unit Head. Over the past 26 years, Mr Saxena has played pivotal roles in various countries, including Vietnam, Malaysia/Singapore, and India/South Asia. He also is a member of global PH DEI council and sponsor for local community within South Asia. 

As Manoj Saxena takes on the new role, outgoing ANZ Chief Executive Officer Ashraf Al-Ouf will assume the role of SVP, Region Head, Pharmaceuticals Commercial Operations APAC, based in Singapore, effective 1 February, 2024.

Ashraf Al-Ouf’s career with Bayer spans more than 26 years across multiple markets including Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. Bayer ANZ has greatly benefited from his expertise since first joining the local organisation in 2007. A people focused leader, Ashraf has been unwavering in his focus on people and culture and in his commitment to advancing Bayer’s mission of Health for All, Hunger for None.

“To all Bayer ANZ, thank you for your hard work, resilience and unwavering commitment to excellence. I’m confident that you will continue to thrive and reach new heights. Wishing you and Manoj all enduring success in 2024 and beyond,” Mr Al-Ouf said.

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