18: Daniella Foster, Global VP, Consumer Health, Bayer: Scaling Impact Through Public & Private Sector Collaboration

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Bayer is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world – generating $48.90 billion in revenue in 2021. At the helm of Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability for Bayer’s Consumer Health Division is Daniella Foster. Daniella joined Bayer in 2019 with a powerful vision for how consumer engagement and cross-sector collaboration can transform millions of lives including those in underserved communities around the world. With aggressive but attainable goals to be climate neutral by 2030 and net-zero by 2050, Daniella reveals how Bayer meets these targets while solving for complex global challenges.

In this conversation, Daniella candidly shares how her experience at the State Department is helping her accomplish big things at Bayer. She also talks about how she is using storytelling to educate consumers to live healthier and longer.

Daniella Foster

Daniella Foster is the Global Vice President and Head of Public Affairs, Science, and Sustainability for Bayer’s Consumer Health Division. In this role, she is responsible for embedding sustainability into the fabric of the divisional business model, including strategy and ambition development, implementation and impact stewardship. This work focuses on empowering the transformation of everyday health for 100 million people in underserved communities around the world by 2030 through health literacy programs, access strategies and, planet-friendly packaging.

She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and serves as the Chairwoman of the Emergent Leaders Network, a non-profit she co-founded that provides scholarships and mentoring to community college students. Foster is a board member of the United Nations Global Compact Network USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and serves as a Commissioner for the Global Business Coalition Education’s Youth Skills and Innovation Commission.

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Learn more about Bayer at https://www.bayer.com/en/us/bayer-united-states-of-america

Connect with Daniella on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniella/

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