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Yens Behrens became Head of “Bayer” in Ukraine

           Prior to his appointment, Mr. Behrens was a leader of the corporate support service of thebusiness group Bayer HealthCare in China. Jens Behrens is a member of the global management group «Bayer Global Leadership Circle» (400 top managers ofConcern "Bayer").


Kiev, August 4, 2015 – Concern "Bayer" has announced the appointment of Jens Behrens as a new general and financial director of the company “Bayer” in Ukraine. He will succeed Christopher Henze, who occupied the financial director designation of “Bayer” in the countries of Central America and the Caribbean (San José, Costa Rica).

       Jens Behrens has been working in the company “Bayer” for more than thirty years and got a lot of experience in areas such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the United States. His career at the company he started in 1984 as an engineer. In 1996 he was transferred to the position of a manager, responsible for the procurement of technical products and services for the company's plants. Subsequently, Jens worked as a manager of strategic resources in Indiana, the USA, and in 2001 became a Head of the strategic procurement department in New York.

        In August 2004, Jens Behrens returned to Germany to continue his work as the vice president of the procurement group Bayer HealthCare in Europe and the global supply chain. By optimizing the cost of procurement services, he managed to significantly improve the financial performance of the business group. As a result, in 2006, Jens was appointedas the vice president of business planning and management, responsible for the products supply.

         Within four productive years in this position, Jens showed itself as a responsible and highly skilled leader, after obtaining a lot of experience in the regions of Europe, Asia and North America.


Jens_standing "I am very thankful for the opportunity to lead the company"Bayer"in Ukraine. It is my honor and great responsibility to work in the country, which is standing at the threshold of the real changes. In "Bayer" we believe that the upcoming changes will open more opportunities for people and business. My priority is strengthening of the long-term and trustful cooperation with all customers and partners of “Bayer” in Ukraine, and for that, I am ready to use my global experience and knowledge, gained throughout my career, "- Mr. Behrens commented on his appointment.





Jens Behrens graduated with a degree "Electronic Engineering" from the Keln University of Applied Sciences (Germany) in 1991. In 1993, in Keln, he continued his studies at the European Academy with the direction of the business management and received a certificate of quality management consultant in the Technical Monitoring Association.


Bayer: Science for the sake of better life

     Bayer is an international concern, specializing in health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. As an innovative company, Bayer sets the trends of the knowledge-based industries development. Products and services are intended to provide benefit for people and improve the quality of life. The commercial activity of the group is built on innovation, economic growth and high profitability.

      Bayer is committed to the sustainable development principles and acts as a socially and ethically responsible company. In 2014 fiscal year, the number of the concern employees amounted to 118,900 people, the sales volume - 42.2 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.5 billion euros, the cost of research and development - 3.6 billion euros.

       In Ukraine, the company “Bayer" has been working since 1992. A team of more than 500 professionals is working in order to present their knowledge and innovative products to the Ukrainian consumers.


Contacting persons:

Elena Antonova,  tel. +3 8044 220 33 00 inner 1392


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