Brian Robert Lowry is Deputy General Counsel at Bayer U.S. – Crop Science Division and leads the Office of Law & Policy. He and his team are responsible for key legal functions and public policy efforts including international trade policy, negotiations and compliance; multi-lateral undertakings and conventions and UN-related matters; human rights, human resources and immigration; business conduct, ethics and anti-corruption; intellectual property policy; and stakeholder and socially responsible investor engagement. The principle author of the legacy Monsanto Company’s Human Rights Policy, he chaired the company’s Human Rights Steering Committee and its Office of Sustainability. Brian also co-chairs the USCIB working group on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda and was the first board chair of the U.S. Local Network of the UN Global Compact. Last year, Brian was recognized by the Financial Times as one of the six of the best leading in-house counsel specialists as “The Thought Leader.” In 2011, he was a finalist in the International Law Office Global Counsel Awards, and in 2014, he was recognized as the American Corporate Counsel International Lawyer of the Year. He is regularly engaged in university discussions on food security and business and human rights. In addition to his work at Bayer, Brian participates in a number of philanthropic, arts and community boards and activities.
Mr. Lowry has taken advanced studies at Stanford University and Harvard University, and holds degrees from the University of Dayton, summa cum laude, BS Education, and Washington University, Juris Doctorate.