Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has officially announced the appointment of Gilles Galliou as president of the Environmental Science division North America at Bayer CropScience.
Galliou brings to this role more than 20 years of experience in global and U.S. agribusiness, a long history with Bayer, and a vision to lead the Environmental Science division in delivering innovative solutions that foster healthy environments where people live, work and play.
As he steps into this new role, which he assumed officially on Jan. 1, he will be leading a business he knows well. In his most recent role as vice president of commercial operations for the Environmental Science division North America, Galliou drove business growth by focusing and realigning strategic goals, supporting and empowering business managers, and fostering stronger sharing of best practices. His expertise in managing international business strategy, operations, and development is coupled with a strong technical background in agronomy and product development.
Galliou has replaced Jacqueline Applegate, Ph.D., who now serves as CEO of Bayer CropScience Australia and New Zealand, and senior Bayer representative of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania (ANZ).
Galliou joined Bayer CropScience in 1990. Before moving to the United States to take on his role with the North American business, he led Bayer Garden, the Environmental Science division's consumer business for the European region. At Bayer Garden, he managed business strategy, organization, resource allocation and financial performance across the region.