Dieter Weinand has been a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and head of the Pharmaceuticals Division, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, since January 1, 2016. On the Board of Management, he is also responsible for the region North America.
Weinand was born in Boppard, Germany, in 1960. He earned an M.S. in pharmacology and toxicology from Long Island University, New York, and a B.A. in biology from Concordia College, New York.
During a career stretching back over 25 years, he has held various responsibilities in commercial, operational and strategic areas of the pharmaceutical industry. These positions included heading business operations in markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the United States for companies including Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
He has also been in charge of product marketing in various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular diseases, oncology, dermatology, immunology, and respiratory and inflammatory diseases. Before moving to Bayer HealthCare, he was President, Global Commercialization & Portfolio Management at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
From August 1, 2014, until his appointment to the Board of Management of Bayer AG, Weinand was a member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee and head of the Pharmaceuticals Division.
Dieter Weinand is married and has three children.