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    Axel Bouchon

    Head of Leaps by Bayer

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    André Guillaume

    Head of Identity Management

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    Jürgen Eckhardt

    Head of Venture Investment

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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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    Mark Wolters

    Head of Early Licensing & Transactions

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    Lucio Iannone

    Director Venture Investments

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    Julia Tysarzik

    Administrative Assistant to Mark Wolters

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    Jak Knowles

    VP Venture Investments

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    Ingo Klöckner

    Equity Portfolio Manager

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    Holger Hiemisch

    Business Development Manager

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    Gregor Fachinger

    Business Development Manager

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    Daniel Forler

    Business Development Manager

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    Christoph Geserick

    Business Development Manager

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    Billie Othman

    Executive Assistant to Axel Bouchon

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    Alasdair Thong

    Director Venture Investments

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    Alev Oezmen

    Professional Operations Support Identity

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    Antje Kahnert

    Business Development Manager

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    Arlene Curry

    Trainee (Administrative Assistant)

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Axel Bouchon

Head of Leaps by Bayer

“Think big.”

01 / 19
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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.”

02 / 19
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Jürgen Eckhardt

Head of Venture Investment

“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.”

03 / 19
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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.”

04 / 19
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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.”

05 / 19
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Mark Wolters

Head of Early Licensing & Transactions

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

06 / 19
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Lucio Iannone

Director Venture Investments

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

07 / 19
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Julia Tysarzik

Administrative Assistant to Mark Wolters

“Try everything at least once.”

08 / 19
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Jak Knowles

VP Venture Investments

“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.”

09 / 19
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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.”

10 / 19
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Holger Hiemisch

Business Development Manager

“Follow the science.”

11 / 19
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Gregor Fachinger

Business Development Manager

“Science is in the center of what we are doing. We learn and attempt to put it in the right business context, to become a real leap.”

12 / 19
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Daniel Forler

Business Development Manager

“The traditional model of scientists working in hyper-competitive silos is ineffective.
For what we’re aiming to achieve, we need new models, a new spirit of cooperation and sharing.”

13 / 19
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Christoph Geserick

Business Development Manager

14 / 19
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Billie Othman

Executive Assistant to Axel Bouchon

15 / 19
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Alasdair Thong

Director Venture Investments

“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.”

16 / 19
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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.”

17 / 19
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Antje Kahnert

Business Development Manager

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

18 / 19
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Arlene Curry

Trainee (Administrative Assistant)

“We’ll only make the breakthroughs we’re aiming for by working with – not against – other companies and scientists.”

19 / 19
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