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    Jürgen Eckhardt

    Head of Leaps by Bayer

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    André Guillaume

    Head of Identity Management

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    Ruzha Draganova

    HR Business Partner Innovation

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    Natasa Bazdarevic

    Administrative Support Identity, Venture & Equity Portfolio

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    Lucio Iannone

    Director Venture Investments
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    Jak Knowles

    VP Venture Investments
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    Ingo Klöckner

    Equity Portfolio Manager

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    Karyn Riegel

    Identity Manager

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    Billie Othman

    Executive Assistant to Jürgen Eckhardt

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    Alasdair Thong

    Director Venture Investments
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    Celina Rieck

    Assistant

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    Paimun Amini

    Director Venture Investments
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    Derek Norman

    VP Ventures Investments
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    Alev Oezmen

    Professional Operations Support Identity

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Jürgen Eckhardt

Head of Leaps by Bayer

“We’re aware that the challenges we face are huge, as is the level of risk. We can’t even predict all the obstacles we will face along the way. But we have to be brave and leap into the unknown.”

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André Guillaume

Head of Identity Management

“When the goal is important enough, risking failure with a leap of faith is worth it – even if it doesn’t turn out to be successful.”

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Ruzha Draganova

HR Business Partner Innovation

“No single company or person will solve the huge challenges facing our planet. Scientists have to come together, to work together, and to try to achieve the breakthroughs we need.”

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Natasa Bazdarevic

Administrative Support Identity, Venture & Equity Portfolio

“It’s about helping billions of people, the whole planet. But it’s also the individuals, like the people we all know: all the mothers, daughters, cousins and partners out there. We have the opportunity to help them all.”

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Lucio Iannone

Director Venture Investments
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“The only aim is to cure patients, everything else is secondary. Be brave enough to change the world.”

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Jak Knowles

VP Venture Investments
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“The key to innovation is not being afraid to fail. We want to invest in scientific pioneers – those that prepare the way for others to follow.”

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Ingo Klöckner

Equity Portfolio Manager

“There’s no time to carry on as normal. To play it safe. And definitely no time to only target ROI. We also want to be measured
by how many lives we save and improve. Our goal is real, lasting change – not profit only.”

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Karyn Riegel

Identity Manager

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Billie Othman

Executive Assistant to Jürgen Eckhardt

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Alasdair Thong

Director Venture Investments
Human

“To make progress at the rate and scale we need to we have to be open to tough questions.
People will want to know what we are doing. And we will always – always – be as open and honest as possible.”

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Celina Rieck

Assistant

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Paimun Amini

Director Venture Investments
Crop

“For me it becomes a simple equation:
Age-old problems + New Technologies + Innovative Mindsets + Human-centered conviction = Paradigm shifting transformations in Agriculture.
We need to take the leap to make the impossible of yesterday into our reality for tomorrow.”

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Derek Norman

VP Ventures Investments
Crop

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Alev Oezmen

Professional Operations Support Identity

“We need to make progress and we will always do so with a strong ethical awareness and a deep sense of responsibility.”

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