Dr. Olaf Hansen is veterinarian and holds an MBA from RKC, Switzerland. In 1994 he finished his veterinary medicine studies at the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, in 1996 he received his PhD in the field of parasitology. Title of the thesis: “Development of a practicable concept to reduce the excretion of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts.” In the same year Dr. Hansen joined the Research & Development department of Bayer Animal Health. During his time he established the “Advantage Monitoring system” and played a decisive role in the research and development of Advantix®.
In 2001 Dr. Hansen moved into the operational Marketing of Bayer Vital GmbH and was responsible as Product Manager for the whole communication within the segments of endoparasiticides and antiinfectives for companion animals. Additionally he acted as the PR referent for all companion animal products of Bayer Vital GmbH. As Product Manager he was also responsible for several successful product launches such as of Profender® Spot on.
From 2006-2008 Dr. Hansen took over the position as Global Project Manager in the Business Development department of the Animal Health division within Bayer HealthCare AG until he decided to invest his power and energy to build and expand his own company ConVet GmbH & Co. KG.
Research, Development, Regulatory Approval, Marketing