Sebastian Guth

Chief Operating Officer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and President of Bayer U.S.

Sebastian Guth HeadshotSebastian Guth is Chief Operating Officer of Bayer Pharmaceuticals, responsible for the company’s business operations across all markets worldwide. He is focused on accelerating growth and rejuvenating the portfolio for one of the world’s leading companies. Sebastian is a Member of Bayer’s global Pharmaceuticals Executive Committee. 

In addition, Sebastian is President of Bayer U.S., where he oversees all activities of the worldwide Bayer group in America. 

During his more than 20-year career, Sebastian’s leadership has delivered results in strategic and operational roles at the most senior levels across all continents. He has built a reputation as a forward-thinking leader with deep-seated curiosity. Sebastian is known for his strong entrepreneurial drive and focus on advancing a mission-driven, vibrant organizational culture. 

Sebastian has lived and worked in Germany, Malaysia, Turkey, Japan, and the U.S., including serving as President, Pharmaceuticals Americas, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Bayer's global Pharmaceuticals business, President & Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Yakuhin Ltd., Osaka, and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Turk, Istanbul. Sebastian started his career in the pharmaceuticals industry with Schering AG, where he held senior roles in Asia and the Middle East. 

Sebastian completed his studies at the WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Germany. He earned his doctorate in Management Sciences from Berlin University of Technology in Germany. 

Outside of Bayer, Sebastian is a Board Member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and chairs its FDA and Biomedical Research Committee. He is a Trustee of Children’s Aid, one of America’s oldest and largest child welfare organizations. 

Sebastian lives with his wife and their three children in New Jersey.