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Daniel Hartert

Chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services GmbH and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Bayer Group
Daniel Hartert took over as Chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Bayer Group on January 1, 2009.

Daniel Hartert was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on December 9, 1958. He studied computer science and business administration at the University of Kaiserslautern, graduating in 1986. The same year Hartert began his career by joining Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen, Germany, as Systems Manager. From 1988 until 1992, he worked for the semiconductor company VLSI Technology GmbH in Munich, assuming responsibility for their European IT organization in 1990.

In 1992 Hartert joined Bertelsmann Music Group International in Munich, where he was initially responsible for the company's European IT strategy. In 1995 he moved to New York to head up the group’s global IT operations. In 1999 Hartert was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Bertelsmann AG in Gütersloh, Germany. There he also served as Managing Director of Bertelsmann mediaSystems GmbH and was a member of the Board of Management of Bertelsmann Multimedia.

In 2002 Hartert was appointed Executive Vice President and CIO of Philips Electronics in Eindhoven, Netherlands. In August 2003 he was also made a member of the Philips Group Management Committee. A major focus of his duties was the modernization of Philips’ entire IT environment. Since 2007 Hartert had served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President of Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare in Boston, U.S.

Daniel Hartert is married and has three children.


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