Leverkusen, February 22, 2011 – Erica L. Mann has been appointed as the new head of Bayer HealthCare´s Consumer Care Division and member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee. She will join the company effective March 14, 2011
Ms. Mann will be the successor of Gary Balkema, who has decided to retire. Erica L. Mann most recently served as President and General Manager of Pfizer Nutritional Health and was a member of the Pfizer Senior Management Team.
“Over the past 25 years, Ms. Mann has become noted in the industry for her strong record of delivering business results. Her outstanding experience and insights will further enable Consumer Care to take advantage of the sustained growth forecast for the OTC market,” said Dr. Jörg Reinhardt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee. “I am confident that she will continue to drive the exceptional growth experienced under the leadership of Gary Balkema, who has made the decision to retire after 16 years with Bayer at the end of March.”
Erica L. Mann joined Pfizer upon its acquisition of Wyeth, where as Senior Vice President, Nutrition, she helped establish the shape and strategic direction of the new nutrition business unit, and, as Managing Director, Wyeth Australia & New Zealand, introduced a range of significant medicines and nutritionals. She also led Wyeth’s Pharmaceutical business in South Africa for over a decade as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in her career, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Lederle Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly & Company. In addition, she has held executive positions in several industry organizations, including the South African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association and Medicines Australia, as well as the International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers.Erica L. Mann, born in Vereeniging (Gauteng), South Africa, holds an undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Marketing Management Diploma from the Institute of Marketing Management, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Quelle Bayer HealthCare