Heiko Willem-Jan Schipper

Head of Consumer Health at Bayer AG

Heiko Willem-Jan Schipper

Heiko Willem-Jan Schipper

Head of Consumer Health at Bayer AG


Heiko Schipper has been a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG since March 1, 2018 and President of the Consumer Health Division, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, since April 1, 2018. He is also responsible for the region Asia/Pacific.

Heiko Schipper was born on August 21, 1969, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He completed his Master in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Starting in 1994, he acquired his first professional experience at Heineken. He joined Nestlé as an international marketing trainee in 1996, developing his career in sales and marketing management roles in Bangladesh and Indonesia and at the company’s global headquarters in Switzerland. He then took up general management roles of increasing importance in the Philippines and, from 2007 to 2013, in Greater China. In 2013, Schipper moved back to Switzerland as CEO of Nestlé Nutrition. He was appointed to the Nestlé Group Executive Board in October 2014.

Heiko Schipper is a Dutch national. He is married and has three children.

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Heiko Willem-Jan Schipper
Head of Consumer Health at Bayer AG
Master Business Economics

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Career History
Head of Consumer Health
2018 - Current

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. In fiscal year 2012, Bayer employed 110,500 people and had sales of €39.8 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to €2 billion, R&D expenses to €3 billion.

Deputy Executive Vice President
Prior - 2017

Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé SA, is a company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, that operates as a food and beverage company.

Global Business Head of Infant Nutrition
1996 - 2017

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies. Nestlé's products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company. Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, Klim in 1998, and Gerber in 2007. The company has seen various controversies, facing criticism and boycotts over its marketing of baby formula as an alternative to breastfeeding in developing countries, its reliance on child labour in cocoa production, and its production and promotion of bottled water.

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Heiko Willem-Jan Schipper is affiliated with Bayer AG, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé SA

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