Daniel Hartert to be new Executive Board Chairman of Bayer Business Services GmbH
Leverkusen – Daniel Hartert (49) has been appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services GmbH (BBS) effective January 1, 2009. He succeeds Dr. Andreas Resch, who is leaving the company to join the management board of the Berlin consulting firm Modalis Management AG & Cie. KG. Hartert was most recently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare in Boston, U.S.
The future BBS chief 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 he joined Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen, Germany, as a system manager. From 1988 until 1992, Hartert worked for the semiconductor company VLSI Technology GmbH in Munich, assuming responsibility for the company’s European IT organization in 1990. In 1992 he 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. 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. Among his main achievements were the modernization of the company’s entire IT structure and the successful implementation of an extensive cost saving program. In 2007 Hartert was appointed CEO and Executive Vice President Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare.
Daniel Hartert is married with three children.
About Bayer Business Services:
Bayer Business Services is the Bayer Group’s international competence center for IT-based services. Its product offering focuses on integrated services in the core areas of IT infrastructure and telecommunications, procurement and logistics, human resources and executive personnel services, and finance and accounting. The service spectrum ranges from consultancy through the development and implementation of system solutions to the handling of entire business processes. Bayer Business Services employs some 5,500 people worldwide and has sales of EUR 1 billion.
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