The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG has appointed Rodrigo Santos to the company’s Board of Management and the position of president of the crop science division, effective January 1, 2022. Santos will succeed Liam Condon. Santos is currently chief operating officer of Bayer's crop science division and is responsible for the global commercial operations of the company’s agriculture business. “We are pleased that Rodrigo Santos will assume leadership of our crop science business, bringing more than 25 years of experience in agriculture to the role,” said Dr. Norbert Winkeljohann, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG.
“We would like to warmly thank Liam Condon for his achievements during over 30 years at Bayer,” Winkeljohann added. “Over the past nine years, he has successfully led and strategically transformed the crop science division. We wish him all the very best for the future.”
Santos has been chief operating officer of Bayer’s crop science division since June 2021. After the acquisition of Monsanto in 2018, he led the crop science business in Latin America. A Brazilian national, Santos has spent 23 years with the company in sales, marketing, strategy and business development roles located in Brazil, the United States and Eastern Europe. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz and holds a master of business administration from FGV/Ohio University. Santos is married with three children.