Leverkusen, Germany-Dr Axel Steiger-Bagel has been appointed Chief Administration Officer of Bayer Material Science AG from 1 March 2007. He will be a member of the management board and executive committee of this Bayer subgroup. Steiger-Bagel succeeds Prof Gottfried Plumpe who is leaving the company by mutual consent.
Steiger-Bagel joined Bayer AG's the legal department in 1999 becoming assistant to the chairman in 2002. He has been senior Bayer representative and Bayer HealthCare senior country representative in Turkey since mid-2006."