Natasha Santos

Vice President, Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs at Bayer AG, Crop Science Division

Natasha Santos is an accomplished senior public affairs executive with over 17 years’ experience in the agriculture, food and life science industries. Her professional experience includes extensive knowledge in advocacy campaigns, multi-cultural communications, and development of global partnerships.

Mrs. Santos has actively promoted corporate reputation and enhanced stakeholders’ relations in companies such as BASF, Mars Incorporated and since 2014, Bayer AG. As an industry thought leader, she has led various association groups and sectorial alliances and positively contributed to policy making and collaboration in areas such as food & nutrition, sustainable agriculture, plant protection, sustainable construction and green building, data protection, trade policy and innovation.

At the heart of Mrs. Santos’ work is a passion to place farmers at the heart of food systems transformation. Through the combined scale, resources and commitment of public-private partnerships, she connects with agricultural stakeholders to deliver collaboration opportunities that are able to create meaningful impact toward a sustainable food system that delivers safe, affordable and nutritious food to all.

In her current role as Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs, Natasha and her team are accountable to build and leverage transformational platforms, programs and initiatives to deliver on the sustainable development goals as a company and generate positive value to our stakeholders’ groups and society at large.

Natasha Santos holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from UniFMU/Brazil, a post-graduation degree in International Negotiations by UNESP/Brazil and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management by Paulista School of Law (EPD)/Brazil. She holds certifications in global governance and international affairs from the University of Lodz/Poland and the Bucerius Law School/Germany. Mrs Santos is Business at OECD Food and Agriculture Committee, Vice Chair and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Center on Global Food and Agriculture Advisory Board member.