The executive, leader of the agricultural division of Bayer in Brazil, maintains her position and starts to command, as of November, the group in the country
For the first time, a woman will head up the Bayer Group in Brazil. The German health and nutrition giant has announced Malu Nachreiner as the company’s new president in the country as of November 1. The executive will have the mission of consolidating the transformations that Bayer has undergone in recent years, focusing on collaboration, innovation, and sustainability and expanding the synergies between the company’s three business divisions (Crop Science, Consumer Health, and Pharmaceuticals). Nachreiner will maintain her position as leader of the company’s agricultural division, now assuming dual responsibility with the group’s presidency.
“It is an honor and a great challenge to receive the mission of being ahead of Bayer in Brazil, one of the largest markets in the world in terms of relevance for Bayer. Upon completing 125 years in the country, the company is experiencing an extraordinary moment of cultural transformation,” said Nachreiner.
After starting her career at the company 18 years ago as an intern, the executive has already held leadership positions in the areas of Sales, Marketing, and Product Management, being, until August 2020, responsible for the Marketing area of the agricultural division for America Latin. Last year, she took the position of leader of Bayer’s Crop Science division in Brazil. Malu is an agronomist from Esalq/USP (Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture) with an Executive MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
The current president of Bayer in Brazil, Spaniard Marc Reichardt, will retire after 36 years of dedication to Bayer, the last three as leader of the Group in Brazil. “Malu Nachreiner has always been a great partner in this work, and I am sure that he will do an excellent job in consolidating all the changes we are going through,” says Reichardt.