Leadership Team

Canadian Leadership Team

The Canadian Leadership Team is the highest level of governance for Bayer in Canada. The team leads Bayer’s vision by nurturing a trusted, customer-focused, collaborative and innovative culture across Canada.


The Canadian Leadership Team is comprised of the heads of the divisions (Pharmaceuticals, Crop Science and Consumer Health), as well as those leading finance; human resources; law, patents and compliance; and communications.


Antoine Bernet

President & CEO, Bayer CropScience Inc.

Senior Bayer Representative for Canada


Antoine Bernet was appointed President & CEO of Bayer CropScience Inc. on August 1, 2023.. In his role, he leads 550+ employees in multiple office, research, and production sites across Canada and serves as a member of Bayer's North American Leadership Team for Crop Science. Antoine has a dual role as President & CEO of Bayer CropScience Inc. and the Senior Bayer Representative in Canada.


Elizabeth Beemer

Senior Vice President, Canadian Division Head, Consumer Health Division


Elizabeth (Liz) Beemer is Head of the Consumer Health division and was appointed in December 2013. Liz is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the division to grow its position as a leading consumer health care company in Canada.


Vita Drieberg

Chief Financial Officer; Head, CFO Community for Canada


Vita Drieberg is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of the CFO Community for Canada, was appointed in October 2020.  Vita provides guidance and financial governance to protect the businesses and legal entities in Canada, while providing leadership and strategic direction to Finance and other administrative functions on the county platform.


Derrick Rozdeba

Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability


Derrick Rozdeba is the Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability and was appointed to this role in April 2016. Derrick is responsible for internal and external communications, as well as government relations as they pertain to the Bayer corporate image and reputation.


Janine Pajot

Vice President, Human Resources


Janine Pajot is Vice President, Human Resources and was appointed in August 2018. Janine is responsible for driving our people and engagement strategy across all Bayer divisions and business units across Canada.


Jacqueline De Gagné

Head, Law, Patents & Compliance and Chief Legal Officer, Canada 


Jacqueline De Gagné is the chief legal officer, compliance officer, privacy officer and corporate secretary for Bayer in Canada. She is responsible for the leadership of legal compliance, legal governance, privacy, and law and patent services.