Profile and Organization

Names, Facts, Figures about Bayer

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

The Bayer Cross is one of the world´s best-known trademarks
The Bayer Cross is one of the world´s best-known trademarks

A growing and aging world population requires an adequate supply of food and improved medical care. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. With life expectancy continuing to rise, we improve quality of life for a growing population by focusing our research and development activities on preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. We are also making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.


Organization chart with management structure and fields of activity (PDF, 384 KB)


Business Operations Are the Responsibility of the Divisions:

ph-content180x120.jpgThe Pharmaceuticals Division focuses on prescription products, especially for cardiology and women’s healthcare, and on specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. The division also comprises the radiology business, which markets diagnostic imaging equipment together with the necessary contrast agents.


ch-content180x120.jpg The Consumer Health division markets mainly nonprescription (OTC = over-the-counter) products in the dermatology, nutritional supplement, analgesic, digestive health, cold, allergy, sinus and flu categories.



orga_crop_science.jpg The Crop Science Division is a world-leading agriculture enterprise with businesses in seeds, crop protection and nonagricultural pest control. The Crop Protection / Seeds operating unit markets a broad portfolio of high-value seeds and innovative pest management solutions, while at the same time providing extensive customer service for sustainable agriculture.


Central Service Functions:


The Enabling Functions operate as Group-wide competence centers in which business support services are bundled.





Corporate Governance

Dual governance system with the following governance bodies:


Board of Management: six members, Chairman: Bill Anderson
Supervisory Board: 20 members, Chairman: Prof. Dr. Norbert Winkeljohann



The Bayer Group comprises 354 consolidated companies** in 83 countries. Global headquarters are in Leverkusen, Germany.

  • **fully consolidated subsidiaries (as of December. 31, 2022)

Our Employees

On December 31, 2022, Bayer employed 101,369 (2021: 99,637) people worldwide. In Germany we had 22,569 (2021: 23,116) employees, which was 22.3% of the total Bayer Group workforce (2021: 23.2%).


Employees by Region and Gender in 2022




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Bayer Group Key Data
Bayer Group 2021 2022 Change
  € million € million %
Sales 44,081 50,739 15.10
EBIT1 3,353 7,012 109.13
EBIT before special items2 7,295 9,257 26.90
EBITDA3 6,409 13,515 110.88
EBITDA before special items2 11,179 13,513 20.88
EBITDA margin before special items (in %)4 25.4 26.6 4.72
Income before income taxes 2,046 4,670 128.25
Net income 1,000 4,150 315.00
Earnings per share (€)5 1.02 4.22 313.73
Core earnings per share (€)6 6.51 7.94 21.97
Net financial debt 33,137 31,809 -4.01
Capital expenditures as per segment table 3,004 3,639 21.14
Research and development expenses 5,412 6,572 21.43
Dividend per Bayer AG share (€) 2.00 2.4 20.00

figures restated
1-6 for definition see footnotes to alternative performance measures Bayer Group (as of Dec. 31, 2022)