Jürgen Eckhardt, MD, MBA
Jürgen Eckhardt is Head of Leaps by Bayer, where he is responsible for all minority equity investments. Before joining Bayer, Jürgen Eckhardt was a venture capitalist for 14 years and head of the venture capital franchise at Bellevue/BB Biotech in Switzerland. He raised and invested several funds in biotech, medical devices, and healthcare services in Europe and the US. Jürgen Eckhardt previously worked for 8 years at McKinsey & Co. in Zürich and New York, where he was an Associate Partner and member of the Healthcare Leadership Team. He began his career as a radiologist at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. He studied medicine and business; he received his M.D. from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1992, and his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, in 1996.