Dr. Richard Pott has been a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG since May 1, 2002. He is responsible for Strategy and Human Resources and is also the company’s Labor Director. In addition he represents the Americas, Africa and Middle East regions.
Dr. Pott was born on May 11, 1953 in Leverkusen-Opladen. Having obtained a doctorate in physics at the University of Cologne, he joined Bayer’s Central Research Division in Uerdingen in 1984.
In 1987 he transferred to the Corporate Staff Division, where he worked as an organizational consultant in the Corporate Organization Department until taking up a post as strategic consultant in the Strategic Planning Department in 1989.
Three years later Dr. Pott was appointed head of Strategic Planning. On May 1, 1997 he was made head of the Corporate Planning and Controlling Division, before becoming General Manager of Bayer AG’s Specialty Products Business Group on July 1, 1999.
Dr. Pott is married and has three children.