Daniel Hartert

Daniel Hartert

CIO of Bayer Group,


40,2bn €




Bayer Business Services is the global competence center for IT and Business Services of the Bayer Group.

In constantly changing market conditions, Bayer Business Services supports the business processes of Bayer with high-performance services and innovative solutions. The services are aligned entirely to Bayer’s business processes and focus the core areas of IT Infrastructure and Applications, Procurement and Trade Services, Personnel Services, Finance and Accounting as well as Management Consulting. They integrate seamlessly into Bayer’s business processes and make them simpler, faster, and more efficient.

In this way, Bayer Business Services creates tangible competitive advantages and provides a sustainable contribution to Bayer’s value creation.

In fiscal 2015 Bayer Business Services employed a worldwide workforce of 5,190 people and achieved sales of EUR 1,148 million.

Bayer Business Services is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. Further international sites are located in Barcelona, Berlin, Gdansk, Hong Kong, Manila, Mumbai, Pittsburgh, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.

Career of Daniel Hartert

Daniel Hartert took over as Chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Bayer Group on January 1, 2009.

Daniel Hartert was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on December 9, 1958. He studied computer science and business administration at the University of Kaiserslautern, graduating in 1986. The same year Hartert began his career by joining Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen, Germany, as Systems Manager. From 1988 until 1992, he worked for the semiconductor company VLSI Technology GmbH in Munich, assuming responsibility for their European IT organization in 1990.

In 1992 Hartert joined Bertelsmann Music Group International in Munich, where he was initially responsible for the company's European IT strategy. In 1995 he moved to New York to head up the group’s global IT operations. In 1999 Hartert was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Bertelsmann AG in Gütersloh, Germany. There he also served as Managing Director of Bertelsmann mediaSystems GmbH and was a member of the Board of Management of Bertelsmann Multimedia.

In 2002 Hartert was appointed Executive Vice President and CIO of Philips Electronics in Eindhoven, Netherlands. In August 2003 he was also made a member of the Philips Group Management Committee. A major focus of his duties was the modernization of Philips’ entire IT environment. Since 2007 Hartert had served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President of Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare in Boston/MA.

  • "Deutscher Bildungspreis 2015" awarded in category "Innovation" for the FIT Office Programme of Bayer Business Services: enhancing employees’ competencies in order to focus on value-creating activities.