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Global Leader in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical industry Appointed as Executive-In-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

September 5, 2023

Toronto – Alok Kanti, who served as President & CEO, Bayer Inc. Canada, from June 2015 to August 2023, has been appointed as an executive-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. 

At the Rotman School, Kanti will give lectures on topics related to the life science and pharmaceutical industry and provide advice to students in the school’s master programs who are interested in pursuing careers in industry.

Since joining Bayer in 1994, he has gained a diverse wealth of experience across geographies and in operational, strategy and product development roles.  He has managed organizations in over 27 countries, including USA, China, Japan, Russia, Europe, India, Brazil and Australia and New Zealand. He has also helped set up businesses in developing economies such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Prior to his appointment in Canada in 2015, he was Managing Director of Bayer Healthcare China.

Kanti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delhi and a Master’s in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, where he was an Asian Development Bank Scholar. He has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education program.

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Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto