Bayer Welcomes Indo-American IT Veteran BijoySagar as it New Chief Information Technology & Digital Transformation Officer
By siliconindia | Thursday, 06 August 2020, 14:28 Hrs
BijoySagar appointed as the new Chief Information Technology & Digital Transformation Officer (CIDO) at Bayer after he shifted from Stryker
FREMONT, CA: BijoySagar is the new Chief Information Technology & Digital Transformation Officer (CIDO) for Bayer effective from June 1, 2020. The move is made after Daniel Hartert leaves Bayer after providing a service of 12 years. “In Bijoy, we have found a successor who will continue to drive forward our digital transformation and complete the transition we have initiated in IT,” said Wolfgang Nickl, Chief Financial Officer of Bayer AG. “We would like to thank Daniel for his outstanding commitment and the way he has shaped our IT for over a decade. We wish him every success for the future.”
“Now is a good time for me to hand over the reins and focus on other aspects of my life after more than 30 years of working at major corporations. 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,” emphasized Hartert.
Sagar started at Bayer on April 1, 2020, giving him time to prepare for the task ahead and ensure a smooth handover. In his new function, he is reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. Sagar moved from U.S. medical technology company Stryker, where he served as a member of the executive team fulfilling tasks in the role of Chief Digital Technology Officer. In these roles, he also developed the company’s entire digital strategy and took responsibility for global IT. Sagar worked in Stryker since 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare and chemical sectors. He has previously fulfilled roles for pharma and biotech companies Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Company, and Merck KGaA. During his time in Merck KGaA, Sagar gained professional experience in Switzerland and Germany. Sagar pursued science at the University of Mumbai as well as Northeastern University, Boston.