Leadership Team

Canadian Leadership Team

The Canadian Leadership Team is the highest level of governance for Bayer in Canada. The team leads Bayer’s vision by nurturing a trusted, customer-focused, collaborative and innovative culture across Canada.

The Canadian Leadership Team is comprised of the heads of the divisions (Pharmaceuticals, Crop Science and Consumer Health), as well as those leading finance; human resources; law, patents and compliance; and communications.

Alok Kanti

President & CEO, Bayer Inc.
Senior Bayer Representative for Canada

Alok Kanti is the President & CEO of Bayer Inc. and was appointed to this role in August 2015. Alok has a dual role as Head of the Pharmaceuticals division and the Senior Bayer Representative in Canada.

Al Driver

President & CEO, Bayer CropScience Inc. 

Al Driver is the President & CEO of Bayer CropScience Inc. and was appointed to this role in January 2015. Al is responsible for the leadership and management of the Crop Science division.

Elizabeth Beemer

Senior Vice President, Canadian Division Head, Consumer Health Division

Elizabeth (Liz) Beemer is Head of the Consumer Health division and was appointed in December 2013. Liz is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the division to grow its position as a leading consumer health care company in Canada.

Vita Dreiberg

Chief Financial Officer; Head, CFO Community for Canada

Vita Drieberg is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of the CFO Community for Canada, was appointed in October 2020.  Vita provides guidance and financial governance to protect the businesses and legal entities in Canada, while providing leadership and strategic direction to Finance and other administrative functions on the county platform.

Derrick Rozdeba

Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability

Derrick Rozdeba is the Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability and was appointed to this role in April 2016. Derrick is responsible for internal and external communications, as well as government relations as they pertain to the Bayer corporate image and reputation.

Janine Pajot

Vice President, Human Resources

Janine Pajot is Vice President, Human Resources and was appointed in August 2018. Janine is responsible for driving our people and engagement strategy across all Bayer divisions and business units across Canada.

Jacqueline De Gagné

Head, Law, Patents & Compliance and Chief Legal Officer, Canada 

Jacqueline De Gagné is the chief legal officer, compliance officer, privacy officer and corporate secretary for Bayer in Canada. She is responsible for the leadership of legal compliance, legal governance, privacy, and law and patent services.