Amanda McClarren

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Amanda McClarren

CIO and Head of Digital Transformation & IT, Bayer / Member of the Executive Leadership Team at Bayer Crop Science

Amanda McClerren is a member of the Crop Science Executive Leadership Team, and responsible for the digital transformation of all major functions within the Crop Science organization to enable business and digital strategy objectives. 

In her previous role as Head of Crop Science R&D Digital Transformation & Information Technology, Amanda focused on the development and execution of IT strategy across the R&D pipeline including software solutions, infrastructure solutions, data, and analytics. She also partnered with stakeholders in IT and R&D to ensure orchestrated delivery of IT solutions to enable pipeline growth and continues to develop new data-driven solutions to advance the R&D pipeline and shape the Crop Science digital strategy.

Prior to this, Amanda served as Head of Trait and Pipeline Delivery in R&D, where she partnered to deliver the global breeding pipeline, develop the best-in-class global planning and logistics capabilities for breeding operations, and develop the global protected culture facilities to accelerate delivery of new corn and soybean seed and trait products.   Amanda also played critical roles in Biotech and Breeding, developing the Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) platform to enable GWS at-scale, developing trait product concepts and strategies to support deregulation.

Amanda has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Duke University. She is actively involved in the St. Louis community as a board member in the Guardian Angel Settlement Association and is also active in the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation and Women in Science Exchange. In her free time, she enjoys travel and checking out the local food and art scene. Amanda will continue to live in St. Louis with her husband and two sons.