In 1994, Dr. Garthoff joined the top management of Bayer’s Crop Protection Business Group as Head of Portfolio Management. He has managed the integration process associated with the acquisition of Aventis CropScience and has been a member of the Board of Management since the creation of Bayer CropScience in mid 2002. He has just recently taken over association-related tasks for Bayer AG, focusing on Crop Protection and Bioscience, and is now situated in Bayer’s Headquarters, Leverkusen.
- member of the Private Sector Committee of CGIAR (The World Bank)
- member of the EuropaBio Board, Chairman of the Agrifood Council of EuropaBio.
- chairman of DIB, Deutsche Industrie-Vereinigung Biotechnologie.