Shareholders relieve Bayer board of directors at annual general meeting

FFive managers and a notary at a distance in front of the camera, as well as an employee wearing a face mask and gloves, wiping the desk after each speech – the first digital general meeting of the pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals group Bayer ended on Tuesday in a very reduced manner. The otherwise large […]

Bayer with first internet general meeting in Germany

Dusseldorf Werner Wenning stands in the usual calm pose at the lectern. The corporate logo is emblazoned behind Bayer’s head of the supervisory board, he reaches for the water glass a few times and welcomes the shareholders to this year’s general meeting. Wenning looks around the room as he looks into the faces of an […]

Interview with Bayer CEO Werner Wenning

Bayer Chairman Werner Wenning Picture: EPA Werner Wenning started as an apprentice at Bayer and became the most powerful supervisory board in the republic. As a farewell, he takes stock – and gives important advice for good corporate governance. Mr. Wenning, you started as an apprentice at Bayer in 1966. Tuesday is your last day […]

Bayer stays on course and promises profit growth – the flash analysis

Leverkusen Bayer AG presented the figures for the fourth quarter and for the full year 2019 this Thursday morning – the flash analysis: Operationally, Bayer remains on track and has fully met its own goals and the expectations of the analysts. A positive signal is that the promised growth has been achieved in all three […]

Union Crown Prince in speech duel – Morning Briefing

Good morning dear readers, the political Ash Wednesday presents the amazed audience with the task, the many Union skier to rate at their “Holiday on Ice”. There is Friedrich Merzwho – contrary to what is claimed – made his Kehraus speech in Thuringia shows team spirit, of course only if he is in charge. There […]

The president of Bayer retires in the middle of the legal battle of Roundup

BERLIN – Bayer AG, in the midst of a major legal battle for its herbicide Roundup, said President Werner Wenning would resign earlier than planned and would be replaced by a former PricewaterhouseCoopers executive and relatively new to the German company. Bayer said Mr. Wenning, 73, would resign at the end of this year’s annual […]

Bayer chief overseer Werner Wenning resigns his position early

Leverkusen A change of timing is pending at the chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer: at the end of April 2020, Werner Wenning, the longstanding chairman of the supervisory board, will step down from his post. His successor is already certain: It is the accountant Norbert Winkeljohann who has been on the board of the Leverkusen […]