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Dr. Olivier Brandicourt

Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee
Dr. Olivier Brandicourt has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee since November 1, 2013. He is also a member of the Executive Council of Bayer AG.

Brandicourt, a French national, holds a medical degree with a subspecialty in infectious diseases and tropical medicine, as well as a master’s degree in biology from University of Paris, France. Furthermore, Brandicourt obtained an advanced degree in cellular and immunological pathophysiology from the Paris Descartes University. Olivier Brandicourt spent two years in the Republic of Congo as a doctor and eight years with the Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, spending half this time in West and Central Africa working on malaria research.

Olivier Brandicourt started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1987 with Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert as a Medical Director for the Africa Region followed by positions in marketing and general management. In 1998 he was appointed Head of Canada for Parke-Davis and then led several operations for Pfizer Inc., starting with Latin America, followed by Eastern and Southern Europe as well as the UK/Ireland. In the U.S. he led the Cardiovascular Business Unit until 2008. Brandicourt subsequently held a number of senior positions including heading up the Global Specialty Business Unit and the Global Primary Care Business Unit. In 2010 he was appointed a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Pfizer Inc., and from 2012 he served as President and General Manager of the Emerging Markets and Established Products Business Units.

Brandicourt is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK, and a member of the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). He is also a board member of the Children’s Aid Society in New York.

Olivier Brandicourt is married and has three grown-up children.


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