Team

The Foundations’ Management Team

The work of the Bayer Foundations is coordinated by a team of experienced employees. Under the leadership of Thimo Valentin Schmitt-Lord, the team manages all foundation activities in close dialogue with the Group and external experts.

Thimo Valentin Schmitt-Lord

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, MBE
Impact investor, Innovation Enthusiast, CEO at Bayer Foundations

Hey there, I am responsible for the non-profit giving of Bayer and Bayer foundations in the world. Our foundation programs operate like a seed fund for frontier scientists and impact pioneers – with special interest in life science, agronomy, medicine and social innovation. Personally, I am passionate about the creation of societal impact by applying purpose-driven tech innovations to the world’s biggest challenges. I see my key role in the transformation of business excellence into the non-profit sector and in the connection of frontier innovators to power, knowledge and funding. My favorite quote: “if you want to be a startup billionaire, you just have to solve a billion peoples’ problem”. Let’s create #SocialFiction together!


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Contact:
Bayer Foundations
Foundation CEO
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen

Nicolas Oehl

Stefan Wilhelm
Impact Management


As Impact Manager, Stefan is responsible for the coordination of the Corporate Societal Engagement (CSE) portfolio of the Bayer Foundations. Next to design and reporting of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the social impact of the foundations’ projects in alignment with the health and food related UN Sustainable Development Goals, he plans and executes social media activities as well as the foundations’ presence at relevant conferences and events. Furthermore, Stefan engages Bayer’s global CSE-community and energizes the scaling process of successful projects by building and expanding partnerships and networks in the Social Impact field. Finally, he identifies eligible, high-potential candidates for the foundations’ different programs.


Contact:

Bayer Foundations Office
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen
Telephone: +49 214 30 72333
E-mail: stefan88985ef26bae41f0828bd746670de2e2.wilhelm@2c6eae8ba7ab49c59f167c3116c95ebbbayer.com

Laura Watermann

Laura Watermann
Program Management

Laura Watermann oversees the volunteering program of the Bayer Cares Foundation as well as the Herbert Grünewald Foundation. She is also responsible for the science@school program and scholarship programs of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation. In addition, she is the main contact for the Aspirin Social Innovation Award.


Contact:

Bayer Foundations
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen
phone Bayer Science and Education Foundation.: +49 214 30 41111

phone Bayer Cares Foundation: +49 214 30 42224
E-mail for volunteering projects: volunteering@791c78094589419cb19a1da011e7b585bayer-stiftungen.de
E-mail for inclusion: herbert3ec93d3dfb424bd8ae12d8e173860049.gruenewald3ec93d3dfb424bd8ae12d8e173860049.stiftung@5cbf05ab14534d7a999636bcd44178e7bayer-stiftungen.de
E-mail for the science@school program: schulprogramme@4c2490b5e3174c00b37d85b6fdcddf26bayer-stiftungen.de
E-mail for the scholarship program: scholarships@57599739796d4079ac48fae1a77a84c6bayer-stiftungen.de

Max Dietsch

Max Dietsch
Administration Foundation Office & Program Support


Contact:
Bayer Foundations Office
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen
Telephone: +49 214 30 46848
E-mail: max7c6fafb8e0254aedbeb55c7c413fab21.dietsch@d0c5eea344374b0fb2fdf48d8012eba0bayer.com

Carolin Widl
Program Support

Contact:
Bayer Foundations Office
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
51368 Leverkusen
Telephone: +49 214 30 41111