Bijoy Sagar will be Bayer’s new Chief Information Technology & Digital Transformation Officer (CIDO) effective June 1, 2020. The move sees Daniel Hartert leave Bayer after 12 years of service retiring from his corporate career.
Sagar will start at Bayer on April 1, 2020, giving him time to prepare for the task ahead and to ensure a smooth handover. In his new function, he will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.
Sagar is joining Bayer from U.S. medical technology company Stryker, where he was also a member of the executive team as Chief Digital Technology Officer. In these roles, he developed and implemented the company’s digital strategy and was responsible for global IT.
Sagar has worked for Stryker since 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and chemical sectors. He has previously worked for pharma and biotech companies Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Company and Merck KGaA.