Bayer, Bijoy Sagar
Throwing the spotlight on industry digitalization and the technology evolution in its corporate environment, Bayer hired Bijoy Sagar to be its chief information technology & digital transformation officer.
The appointment follows the retirement of Daniel Hartert, Bayer’s chief information officer, who will be leaving after 12 years of working for the pharma giant.
Sagar’s appointment will take effect on June 1, 2020, and his role will be to “drive forward our digital transformation and complete the transition we have initiated in IT,” stated Wolfgang Nickl, the company’s CFO.
On his side, Hartert commented that “The groundwork for the IT organization at Bayer has been laid, paving the way for Bijoy and the IT leadership team to take the digital transformation at Bayer to the next level.”
Sagar joins Bayer from US medical technology company Stryker, where he held the title of chief digital technology officer, responsible for building the company’s digital strategy. Prior to that, he worked for a number of large pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen, Eli Lilly, and Merck KGaA.