Dr. Jacqueline Applegate was appointed head of Bayer’s Environmental Science division.
Most recently, Applegate was Senior Bayer representative and Bayer CropScience Country Head Australia and New Zealand. Applegate, who also becomes a member of the Bayer CropScience Executive Committee, is based at the unit’s headquarters in Lyon, France. She succeeds Dr. Gunnar Riemann, who Bayer says left the company to pursue other career opportunities.
During her 23-year career at Bayer, Applegate has held several management positions with Environmental Science, most notable president of its North America business from 2010 to 2012. Applegate, who earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Iowa State University, first joined Environmental Science as head of Global Portfolio Management.
“I am delighted to return to Environmental Science and take on global responsibility for a business that helps foster healthy environments in which we all live, work, and play,” Applegate says. She began her career with Bayer in 1992 as process development chemist in Product Supply, located in Kansas City.
"We are absolutely delighted to have an executive with Jackie's experience and talents lead Environmental Science at a time of exciting change and opportunity," says Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon.