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Meet our Rising Stars

Bayer’s Rising Stars 


What does it take to become a Rising Star? At Bayer, we are passionate about creating meaningful career opportunities for Saudi nationals to support their lifelong learning and the advancement of the nation. Our Rising Stars are the employees who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to our LIFE values: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. They are the men and women that have gone above and beyond when it comes to their personal and professional development, Advancing Life and leaving their own comfort zones behind. Many of them joined as new graduates in our field force positions and have gone on to fulfil senior management roles, pioneer new departments and even offer mentorship to the next generation of Bayer recruits. Our Rising Stars are true assets to the Bayer team. These are their stories. 

 

Bayer has been dedicated to advancing health and nutrition in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region for almost 90 years.

Rahaf Al Jehani

“I chose healthcare because I wanted to cure cancer.” 
Rahaf Al Jehani  
Pharmacovigilance Department, Jeddah office 

Haya Hashem

“It’s a very good feeling to be able to help patients suffering with multiple sclerosis.”  

Haya Hashem 
Senior Product Specialist, Jeddah office 

Jaber Al Asiri

“Joining Bayer is the smartest decision I’ve ever made, not only in my career, but possibly in my life.”  

Jaber Al Asiri 
Medical Sales Representative, Riyadh office 

Mohammed Alsharief

“I joined Bayer because its medicine gave my aunty her sight back.”  

Mohammed Alsharief 
Product Specialist, Mekkah office 

Khaled Al Goud

“I’ve been working at Bayer for nearly 5 years, but honestly it only feels like 1 because working at Bayer is like belonging to a supportive family.” 

Khaled Al Goud  
District Sales Manager in Jeddah 

Wesam Mohammad Bafarag

“Bayer offers the perfect culture and environment for self-growth, and has given me the confidence to deliver talks on stage."

Wesam Mohammad Bafarag 
Key Account Specialist, Jeddah  

Shahad Samarqandi

“I studied clinical pharmacy because I had a dream of helping patients, and now my job at Bayer lets me do just that.” 

Shahad Samarqandi 
Beta plus specialist, Jeddah 

The number of Saudi nationals working in Bayer’s field force has grown from 7% to 80%. We aim to increase this to 100% by July 2021.

Meet Rahaf Al Jehani   

The embodiment of our LIFE value of Leadership and a pioneer in her own right, Rahaf was the first Saudi woman to join Bayer’s General Medicine Unit in the Pharma division in the Kingdom. Rahaf joined as a Product Specialist in women’s healthcare and is now responsible for the Pharmacovigilance Department, working closely with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority. She is driven by her dream to find a cure for cancer and her passion for helping others. Today, Rahaf upholds Bayer’s dedication to Advancing Life and nurturing career growth by mentoring newly onboarded graduates that have joined the team. She credits the office’s family environment and extensive support she receives from her colleagues and mentor for empowering her to help others. 

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Meet Haya Hashem  

Our Bayer Rising Star Haya Hashem is passionate about creating real-world impact in Saudi Arabia. Haya’s focus is Bayer’s product line for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects around 20% of Saudi Arabia’s population. She brings the Bayer LIFE value of Integrity to her work every day.    

“There are many competitors working to treat this disease, but I really enjoy the part of my job that requires me to study the research and focus on elevating our product to become a market leader. To gain customer confidence I need to be well informed about the science, which is something I really enjoy.”    

A Senior Product Specialist who has been with Bayer for more than five years, Haya credits her success with the supportive environment that nurtures her professional development.

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Meet Jaber Al Asiri 

Meet one of Bayer’s Rising Stars, Jaber Asiri, who joined us as a Medical Sales Rep in our KSA offices. He credits Bayer for teaching him structure, organisation and time management skills, and is well aware that he is all the better for it. “The daily routine and schedule I’ve developed since joining Bayer has made me a more productive person all round. On weekends and even during lockdown, it allowed me to remain productive which is something I am truly grateful for.” At Bayer, fostering a healthy work-life balance is one of the core values; providing employees with flexible working arrangements helps to contribute to a happier and more efficient workplace culture. 

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Bayer’s field force includes 45 female Saudi nationals (as of December 2020). In line with the Saudi Vison 2030, we want to increase this number significantly in the coming years.

Meet Mohammed Alsharief  

Our Rising Star Mohammed Alsharief is a Product Specialist at Bayer, who feels fully supported in his personal and professional development. He joined as a Product Specialist in our offices in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed has been with Bayer for over a year and works on the ophthalmology product line. He chose Bayer, and this specific product line, because of how Bayer’s medication has helped a member of his family. Here’s what he had to say about his journey at Bayer so far: “Bayer gives new recruits everything they need to thrive and it is because of the support I’ve received from my managers and mentor that I’m able to succeed at my job.”    

At Bayer, we foster a culture of innovation where our employees can put their passion into practice and are encouraged to lead with a purpose, guided by our LIFE values of Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. 

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Meet Khaled Al Goud 

Meet Khaled Al Goud, who joined Bayer as a Medical Sales Representative in January 2016. A Rising Star who truly embodies the Bayer LIFE value of Leadership, earlier this year he became the first Saudi national ever to be promoted to District Sales Manager, and now managed a team of 17 sales reps. Khaled values the career support, positive work culture and dynamic environment of the Bayer office. “Bayer makes a plan for the growth and development of everyone on the team, and I felt that support from day one. I am very grateful.” At Bayer, we support lifelong career growth and empower the leaders of tomorrow. 

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Meet Wesam Bafarag 

Our Rising Star Wesam Bafarag joined Bayer as a Medical Sales Representative in 2015, was promoted to Senior Medical Sales Representative in 2018, and today thrives as a Key Account Specialist. Wesam has a strategic mindset that helps him thrive as a Key Account Specialist. He credits Bayer with helping him to overcome his weaknesses. "Bayer helped me step out of my comfort zone and overcome my personal challenges to achieve my goals." Wesam truly embodies Bayer’s LIFE value of Flexibility. At Bayer, we are dedicated to fostering a supportive work culture and empowering our team through professional and personal development opportunities. 

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Meet Shahad Samarqandi

Meet our Rising Star, Shahad Samarqandi, whose dedication to patient wellbeing truly reflects Bayer's LIFE value of Integrity. 

Shahad joined the Bayer team in 2018 in a unique role as a Beta plus specialist on Bayer’s patient support program, a first for the region and for Bayer globally. While pioneering a new division came with its own challenges, Shahad worked hard, persisted and overcame them. “The best part of my job is helping patients and knowing we are providing everything they need.”  

Shahad’s goal is to expand Bayer’s patient support programme to include other medications and conditions, and ultimate to make it the leading patient support programme in Saudi Arabia. 

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