Bayer CropScience Names Ildem Buzkurt to Run Professional Pest Management


Ildem BozkurtTRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience, appointed Ildem Bozkurt to run its U.S. Professional Pest Management (PPM) and Vector Control business.

Bozkurt has been with the Environmental Science division at Bayer for more than ten years and most recently served as head of the global specialty actives business. She has been in the life sciences industry for more than twenty years.

“This is truly a transformative time for Professional Pest Management as we prepare for the next generation of employees and consumers in our industry,” Bozkurt said. “We have an exciting opportunity to bring forward new perspectives and help shape the future of pest management, and I look forward to partnering with our customers to drive their businesses forward and elevate them to even greater success.”

Bozkurt will build upon the work of Chris Pienaar, who will take on a new role as Global Lead for Transformational Innovation. He will focus on strategic development across the entire Environmental Science business, including professional pest management.