Generation Africa

Jens Hartmann

Head, Region Europe, Middle East, and Africa Crop Science Division, Bayer

Jens Hartmann is the Regional Head for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for the Crop Science Division at Bayer. His focus at Bayer is driving business growth focused on commercial innovation and execution, such as in the fields of climate-smart innovations, and digital, allowing him to help Bayer unlock agriculture’s great transformation across the EMEA region. Jens has worked in the agriculture industry for his entire career spanning over 30 years with a passion for emerging markets, smallholder farmers and digital.

Prior to assuming the overall responsibility as Regional Head for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Jens led Commercial Operations for Asia Pacific region at Bayer Crop Science, where he oversaw the business in delivering value for customers in Asia. He has held various global and regional leadership roles across the Crop Science division, including the division’s Global CIO (Chief Information Officer), Head of Global Marketing for Commercial Operations and Country Cluster Head for South Asia. His working experience includes various commercial and managerial positions in South Africa, Kenya, Pakistan, India and Singapore. Jens has a B.A. in economics from Cologne, Germany.