Executive Management Board
Dr. Gerhard Bauer
German (born 1956)
Head Research, Development & Operations
Gerhard Bauer is a seasoned executive with a broad international background in global operations. He has spent more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in various leadership positions.
Prior to joining Straumann in 2010, Dr Bauer held managerial positions at Nextpharma, a specialist company in the biotech industry, and Bausch & Lomb, a global leader in eye-care products. From 1992 to 2008, his career at Bausch & Lomb was distinguished by increasing responsibility and in 2006, he was appointed Head of Global Operations & Engineering and member of the Executive Team. From 1984 to 1992, he worked for Ciba Vision, a subsidiary of Novartis. He began his career in production at GlaxoSmithKline in 1983.
Dr Bauer received his PhD from the Institute of Pharmaceutics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, where he also obtained his MSc in Pharmaceutics. He also obtained an advanced degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Bavarian Chamber of Pharmacists.