Pankaj Patel appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Bayer CropScience Limited w.e.f. July 5, 2016



Chandigarh, July 5, 2016: At the Board of Directors meeting of Bayer CropScience Limited held on July 5, 2016, Pankaj Patel was appointed as the Non-Executive Director and elected as the Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila, one of India’s leading pharmaceutical groups and an innovation-driven, global healthcare company with operations in more than 50 countries worldwide. With an experience spanning over 40 years in the Indian pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise.

Mr. Patel is also the Chairman of Bayer Zydus Pharma Private Limited – a joint venture company between Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd and Cadila Healthcare Limited.

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