Bayer appoints Pfizer's Brandicourt as head of healthcare

Reuters

FRANKFURT, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said it named Pfizer executive Olivier Brandicourt asthe new head of its healthcare division.

Brandicourt will take over from Bayer Healthcare interimhead Wolfgang Plischke on Nov. 1, Germany's largest drugmakersaid in a statement on Monday.

The previous head of Bayer Healthcare, Joerg Reinhardt, quitBayer in February to become chairman of Novartis.

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