Karin Ann Payne

Vice President of Quality, U.S.

karinKarin Ann Payne is the V.P. of Quality for Bayer in the U.S. within the Country Platform. In this role Karin is responsible for ensuring that Bayer remains committed to the highest standards of quality which is paramount to the patients and customers it serves every day.


Karin joins Bayer from Reckitt Benckiser where she most recently held the role of Head of Global Corporate Quality Compliance. In this role she was responsible for managing the company’s Global Quality management System, Corporate Quality audits, and its Global metrics and Computer System Validations teams. She also managed the Europe and North America Commercial Quality teams, responsible for managing in market quality.


Prior to that Karin held a variety of roles in Quality Assurance and Compliance including positions at Actavis and Pfizer, managing the unique challenges and opportunities of both the consumer health and pharmaceutical industries.


Karin holds an MBA in Financial Management (High Honors) with a Certificate in International Finance from Iona University and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University.


A wife and mother of two children, Karin and her family love playing soccer and enjoy traveling.