About Us

About Us


At Elanco, we advance our vision of food and companionship enriching life by developing innovative solutions that protect and enhance animal health.

Since 1954, Elanco has been working to empower veterinarians, food producers, and all those concerned with animal health with the tools needed to help animals live healthy lives.

Our Vision

Food and Companionship Enriching Life

Our Promise

We will rigorously innovate to benefit our customers and improve the health of animals.

For Our Customers

We will be your advocate and continually earn your trust, improving the health of animals and creating value through innovative products, expertise and service.

Our Values

Integrity: Do the right thing in the right way.
Respect: Respect for people, our customers and the animals in their care.
Excellence: Be accountable. Continuously improve. Deliver with discipline.

Our Perspective on Animal Health

Healthy animals play a critical role in the health of people and our planet. Our business is based on innovative animal health solutions that contribute to healthier animals, and ultimately healthier people and a healthier environment. We believe that starting with animals is the key to solving our global health care, food security, and sustainability challenges.

Elanco combines a holistic world view and decades of experience for a unique perspective in animal health, and its impact on the world. We bring this to life daily, both through the products and services we offer and the initiatives that result from our approach to animal health.

History


We are proud of our heritage of close customer relationships, scientific rigor, and quality products. It is a history that spans from the development of our first product for livestock in 1953 to today's treatments that address the health needs of our pets. At the same time, we are humbled by the global challenges ahead and and vow to bring needed solutions in the field of animal health.

Elanco has helped shape the lives of animals and their human companions for more than half a century. Explore the timeline below to learn more.

Elanco Timeline: 1953-2018

  1. Eli Lilly and Company introduces the first antibiotic exclusively for veterinary use.

  2. New plant and animal science activities are organized and combined into Lilly’s Agricultural and Industrial Sales Division.

  3. The Agricultural and Industrial Sales Division is reorganized, and Elanco Products Company is launched.

  4. Elanco introduces new tools to improve feed efficiency to prevent and control disease, while expanding international operations to include 38 global affiliates and 17 manufacturing plants.

  5. R&D begins to shift away from plant science and towards animal health, with a focus on increasing food quality while reducing production costs.

  6. Elanco Products Company is renamed Elanco Animal Health and focuses solely on producing animal health products.

  7. Elanco launches its companion animal business, bringing in first-class parasiticides technology, and acquires its longtime partner, Ivy Animal Health.

  8. Elanco establishes a partnership with Heifer International to help address the need for safe, affordable, abundant food in developing countries.

  9. Elanco Knowledge Solutions begins providing timely information to help customers make data-driven decisions through analytics and consultation.

  10. Elanco commits to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International, and expands its European presence through the acquisition of Janssen Animal Health.

  11. Elanco expands its focus on emerging tools like enzymes to unlock nutrients inaccessible in the diets of food animals through acquisition of ChemGen.

  12. Elanco expands its vaccine offerings.

  13. Elanco acquires both Lohmann Animal Health, increasing its poultry and vaccine capabilities, and Novartis Animal Health, increasing its companion animal, livestock, vaccine and aquaculture offerings.

  14. Elanco establishes its 8-point Antibiotic Stewardship Plan to increase responsible use of antibiotics, to reduce the need for shared-class antibiotics, and to replace antibiotics with alternatives.

  15. Elanco expands its U.S. companion animal portfolio by acquiring an innovative platform of vaccines from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica.

  16. Elanco recognized for Best New Products in food and companion animal categories by industry publication Animal Pharm: Clynav, a vaccine for pancreas disease in Atlantic salmon, and Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) for pain control associated with canine osteoarthritis.

  17. Elanco and Heifer International celebrate 10 Years together breaking the Cycle of Hunger for 160,000 Families.
    Lilly announced plans to Separate Elanco Animal Health with Initial Public Offering.
    Elanco Lists on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ELAN).

Elanco Leadership Team


 

  • Julie Lawless

    Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs
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    Julie Lawless serves as the senior director of corporate affairs at Elanco. In this role, she oversees global and regional communications, government affairs, market access, cause and shared value (CSR), as well as the Elanco Pulse Institute Social Listening Center. Lawless has a broad range of corporate affairs experiences from several industries, including corporate communications, issues management and consumer relations within the pet care segment at Mars, as well as internal, regional, and product communications at Nissan North America.

    A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in communication, Lawless also serves as vice chair for Pet Partners pet therapy organization and communications chairperson for the Health for Animals industry organization.

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  • Juan Pascual

    Sr. Director, LATAM and Aquaculture (LAQUA)
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    Juan Pascual serves as the senior director of Latin America, Aquaculture and Canada at Elanco. In this role, he is responsible for Elanco's Latin America and Canada operations and Aquaculture business. Pascual has a background in veterinary science and experience in leading major transformations spanning business units, functions, and geographies. Prior to this role, Pascual served Elanco as senior director of Global Food Animal Marketing, where he demonstrated his ability to develop deep customer understanding and translating that understanding into meaningful brand campaigns, on a global scale.

    Pascual holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Zaragoza University in Spain and has an M.B.A. from Instituto de Empresa.

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  • Shawn McKee

    Sr. Director, North America Companion Animal Business
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    Shawn McKee serves as senior director of the U.S. companion animal business for Elanco, where he oversees multiple functional groups including sales, corporate accounts, distribution, strategic accounts and the field technical consultant team. Under his leadership, the team has become one of the largest business units within Elanco. Prior to his current position, McKee was the national sales director for the U.S. Companion Animal Team at Elanco and was responsible for assembling the initial sales organization and creating the distribution network for the new business at the company.

    McKee earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Penn State University. He currently serves on the board of the American Veterinary Distribution Association.

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  • Larbi Van Lier

    Sr. Director, Head of Asia Pacific (APAC)
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    Larbi Van Lier is the senior director and head of Elanco Asia Pacific, where he is responsible for operations in the region. In his role, he leads teams charged with expanding Elanco’s global portfolios and developing competitive strategies for the region.

    Van Lier joined Elanco as part of the Novartis Animal Health acquisition in 2015, where he was country managing director of Italy. Van Lier brings deep global experience in animal health to this role from his time in key markets that include Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S. While at Novartis, Van Lier held leadership roles that included marketing manager, global marketing director, global category manager and country director for Spain and Portugal.

    Van Lier received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Avans Hogeschool Breda in the Netherlands.

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  • Jacques Zimmowitch

    Vice President, Global Quality
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    Jacques Zimmowitch serves as vice president of Global Quality at Elanco. In this role, he brings a passion for ensuring Elanco’s products meet the high standards for quality that help ensure pets and food animals live healthy lives. Previously, Zimmowitch served as vice president of global quality for drug product operations for Americas and Asia, and global computer system operations for Eli Lilly & Company. In this capacity, he was responsible for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance for the overall quality of the Lilly U.S. Sales and Marketing affiliates.

    Zimmowitch was born and raised in France and holds a master’s degree in DEA biology and physiology from France University of Paris and a Master’s of Business from Essec, France.

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  • Christie Chavis

    Sr. Director, North America Food Animal Business
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    Christie Chavis serves as senior director of Elanco’s U.S. food animal business. Her role is at the intersection of sustainability and food innovation, as she oversees all aspects of Elanco’s swine, cattle, feedyard and poultry operations and helps farmers raise healthier, more efficient animals. Previously, she served as Elanco’s global value and pricing leader. Chavis brings 20 years of experience in agriculture and animal science that includes diverse global leadership roles in marketing, technical services, corporate affairs and R&D. Previously, she worked at Monsanto where she gained global experience in biotechnology, plant and animal agriculture.

    Chavis holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in animal science from Purdue University, and a M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Genefer Douglass

    Sr. Director, Ethics and Compliance
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    Genefer Douglass serves as the senior director of ethics and compliance for Elanco Animal Health. In this role, she leads the company’s global ethics and compliance team to ensure that Elanco operates under the highest ethical standards across the world, drawing from her expertise in merging ground-breaking innovation with high standards of conduct, compliance and safety. Prior to taking her current role, Douglass was the ethics and compliance regional advisor for Elanco North America and corporate headquarters, overseeing the implementation and maintenance of an effective ethics and compliance program for the region. She also worked on research and development (R&D) at Elanco, where she held various roles including director of companion animal product development and manager of R&D operations.

    Douglass received her bachelor’s degree in animal science and her master’s degree in meat science from the University of Illinois.

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  • Eric Graves

    Vice President, Strategic Projects
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    Eric Graves serves as vice president, strategic projects where he oversees a team charged with guiding Elanco in advancing the company’s position as a leader in animal health. Graves has held a range of leadership roles including vice president of integration planning for the Novartis Animal Health acquisition and chief marketing officer. He has overseen all aspects of marketing for existing and new products and brands, as well as led Elanco’s launch into the companion animal market. Prior to joining Elanco, Graves served as a director of veterinary marketing at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., a division of Colgate-Palmolive, and held a variety of positions at both Merial and Merck Agvet.

    Eric received a bachelor’s in marketing and biology from Penn State University and executive training in marketing and management from Columbia University.

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  • Ralph Heuser

    Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
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    Ralph Heuser serves as the vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Elanco Animal Health, where he integrates our diverse animal health portfolios into regional commercial strategies. Heuser brings a long career and valuable expertise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa animal health market to Elanco’s global leadership team. Prior to joining Elanco, Heuser served as the region head of Europe for Novartis Animal Health. During his tenure with Novartis and Novartis Animal Health, his leadership guided growth in countries including Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

    Heuser studied agricultural economics at the University Bonn, Germany, where he also received a doctorate in macroeconomics.

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  • Fadi Debes

    Vice President, Corporate Controller and Global Business Services
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    Fadi Debes joined Elanco in 2018 as vice president, Corporate Controller and Global Business Services.

    Prior to Elanco, Fadi worked at Eli Lilly and Company starting in 2002 as a financial analyst for the Middle East. He took several roles in finance prior to moving to the U.S. in 2009 as BD director for Emerging Markets. He relocated to Dubai in 2012 heading finance and BD for South Asia, Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Russia-CIS. In 2016, he moved to the UK as CFO for Europe prior to relocating to the U.S. in 2017 where he was most recently a senior director for Lilly Research Laboratories (LRL) covering both Research and the Medicines Development Unit (MDU).

    Fadi has a diversified work experience and background. He holds a university degree in specialized mathematics, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Université Saint Joseph in Beirut and a Masters in Management from HEC Paris with Finance as Major.

    He initially started his career in construction engineering and project management. Before joining Lilly, he was working in investment banking in Paris.

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Board of Directors


 

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    R. David Hoover is the Chairman of the Elanco Board of Directors.

    R. David Hoover retired from Ball Corporation as chief executive officer in 2011 after more than 40 years of service. He retired as chairman of the board of directors in 2013 and continues to serve as a director. After joining Ball Corporation in 1970, Hoover held several leadership positions throughout his tenure, including vice president of finance and administration for both the company’s agricultural systems division and the company’s aerospace systems group; vice president and treasurer; senior vice president and chief financial officer; chief operating officer and more.

    Hoover is a member of the boards of Ball Corporation and Edgewell Personal Care Company. Previously he served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Irwin Financial Corporation, Qwest International, Inc., and Steelcase, Inc., as well as chair of the board of governors of the Can Manufacturers Institute.

    Hoover is a member and past chair of the board of trustees of DePauw University and on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council. He is also a director of Children’s Hospital Colorado, and a member of the Colorado Forum. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and his M.B.A. in finance and real estate from Indiana University. Additionally, he completed the advanced management program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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  • Jeffrey N. Simmons

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    Jeff Simmons serves as the president and CEO of Elanco Animal Health Incorporated. In this role, Simmons directed the company’s transformation from a primarily US feed additive company to a premier global player with a balanced and diversified business. During Simmons’ tenure Elanco has tripled in size, completed 10 acquisitions and built five new businesses, including a $1 billion companion animal business.

    Simmons has held multiple roles with Elanco, including sales and marketing, country director in Brazil, area director for West Europe and executive director for North America and Global Research & Development.

    Simmons’ passions for food security and mentoring leaders is evident through his leadership of Hatch™. Hatch provides eggs to food banks in communities across the country, and Edge Mentoring, one of the fastest-growing mentorship organizations in the country. Simmons has also served as board member and chairman of the compensation committee for Chiquita Brands and completed terms as president of the Health for Animals, chairman of the FFA Foundation Board and a board member of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Cornell University.

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  • Kapila Kapur Anand C.P.A.

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    Kapila Kapur Anand has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Kapila Kapur Anand serves as a senior advisor to KPMG after retiring as an active partner in 2016. During her tenure as a senior partner, Anand held a variety of leadership roles, including serving as an audit signing partner through the evolution of Sarbanes Oxley legislation, an advisory partner building new businesses, an audit committee liaison partner and as a KPMG LLP Board member.

    During her career, she served as KPMG’s national partner-in-charge, leading public policy business initiatives responsible for coordinating the U.S. firm’s strategy and response to public policy changes that impact the firm‘s clients. Additionally, she was named the national segment leader for travel, leisure and policy. She has experience building private equity and regulatory businesses and was responsible for architecting and executing strategy in those roles. She was also the architect of KPMG’s inaugural public policy business strategy, which gave her experience across industries with regulatory challenges.

    Anand has extensive governance experience through corporate board roles, as well as serving as global chair and lead director of the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) organization. She received her Bachelors of Science in accounting and M.B.A. at Michigan State University.

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  • Lawrence E. Kurzius

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    Lawrence E. Kurzius has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Lawrence Kurzius serves as chairman, president and CEO of McCormick & Company. Throughout his tenure, he has served in several leadership positions, including chief operating officer, chief administrative officer, U.S. consumer foods’ president, and president of international business.

    Kurzius joined McCormick through the acquisition of Zatarain’s, where he was president and CEO. He also served as a marketing executive with the Quaker Oats Company and Mars Inc.’s Uncle Ben’s Company.

    Additionally, he holds positions on the board of directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, Greater Baltimore Committee and the National Sporting Library and Museum. Kurzius graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is currently a trustee of Jacksonville University.

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  • Aarti Shah, Ph.D.

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    Aarti Shah has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Aarti Shah is a senior vice president and serves as chief information officer of Eli Lilly and Company. As part of this role, she is responsible for the global information technology, information security, advanced analytics and data sciences, and digital technology.

    During her tenure at Lilly, Shah has led three global functions – global statistical sciences, data sciences and solutions, and global scientific communications – as well as developing an advanced analytics hub to enhance Lilly’s analytical capabilities. In 2016, she was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal and named one of the Fierce Women in Biopharma by FiercePharma.

    Shah also serves on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and the Center of Interfaith Cooperation. She serves as a trustee for Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, a nonprofit organization focused on educational, medical and humanitarian care. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics and mathematics in India prior to completing her Ph.D. in applied statistics at the University of California, Riverside.

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    David A. Ricks has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Dave Ricks is chairman and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company. He was elected chairman of the company’s board effective June 2017.

    With more than 20 years at Lilly, Ricks has held several leadership positions, including president of Lilly Bio-Medicines, president of Lilly USA, president and general manager of Lilly China, general manager of Lilly Canada and more.

    Additionally, Ricks serves on the boards of Adobe, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He also chairs the Riley Children’s Foundation Board of Governors. Ricks earned a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

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  • Joshua L. Smiley

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    Joshua L. Smiley has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Josh Smiley is a senior vice president and chief financial officer for Eli Lilly and Company.

    Prior to becoming CFO, he held various positions across finance, sales and marketing and Six Sigma. His experience includes vice president and CFO for Lilly Research Laboratories; leading U.S. sales and marketing efforts to payers such as managed care organizations, Medicaid, Medicare and public hospitals; and leading worldwide financial operations as senior vice president, finance and treasurer.

    Smiley is also a member of the board of trustees for Butler University and on the board of directors for the Eskenazi Health Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University.

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  • Michael J. Harrington

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    Michael J. Harrington has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Mike Harrington serves as senior vice president and general counsel for Eli Lilly and Company.

    Since joining Lilly, he has served as managing director of the New Zealand affiliate and as associate general counsel for Lilly’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as other business and legal positions. Previously, Harrington was vice president and general counsel of global pharmaceutical operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for legal issues related to Lilly’s five global business units.

    Harrington currently serves as the board chair for the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the co-chair of the Civil Justice Reform Group. He is also a member of the board of trustees and executive committee of Albion College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Albion College and a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law.

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  • Carl L. McMillian, Ph.D.

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    Carl L. McMillian has served as a member of the Elanco Board of Directors since September 2018.

    Carl McMillian serves as vice president of toxicology, drug disposition, PK/PD, veterinary resources and experimental medicine for Lilly Research Laboratories. With more than 20 years of experience at Lilly, he has held multiple leadership roles in areas such as R&D governance/portfolio management, strategic planning, operational oversight, and alliance oversight.

    McMillian has extensive research and development experience with specific emphasis in preclinical R&D and regulatory interactions. He is engaged in a number of industry and professional associations and is a recognized expert in non-clinical safety assessment, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetics.

    In addition to his civic and community related activities, McMillian serves on the board of directors for the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Auburn University.

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Elanco Executive Committee


 

  • Jeff Simmons

    President and CEO, Elanco Animal Health
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    Jeff Simmons serves as president and CEO of Elanco Animal Health. A global leader with a 60-year track record of growth, Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health, welfare and food animal production with 125 brands in 90 countries.

    As the head of Elanco Animal Health for the past decade, Simmons has directed the company’s transformation from a primarily US feed additive company to a premier global player with a balanced and diversified business. During Simmons’ tenure Elanco has tripled in size, created a unique innovation engine, completed 10 acquisitions and built five new businesses, including a $1 billion companion animal business.

    In his nearly 30 years with the company, Simmons has held an array of roles, from sales and marketing, to country director in Brazil, area director for West Europe and executive director for North America and Global Research & Development. In these roles, Simmons gained a new perspective on food, agriculture and companionship that has sparked a deep conviction for finding solutions to achieve global food security through a One Health approach. He’s authored white papers on this subject and helped found the Enough Movement, a 30,000-member global community dedicated to building dialogue and finding practical solutions for a food secure world.

    The Elanco team is grounded in delivering a higher purpose: Food and Companionship Enriching Life. The team helps animals and pets live healthy, good quality lives. They support the physical, emotional and social well-being of people through a balanced diet rich in protein and the companionship of pets. And, they preserve the health of the planet by helping farmers raise animals more efficiently.

    Simmons brings his passions for food security and enabling leaders to life daily through his pursuits with Hatch™ and Edge Mentoring. As the co-founder of Hatch, Simmons and the team have created a unique, donation-free model to deliver sustained food security through protein and partner value. Today, Hatch provides eggs to food banks in communities across the country. Simmons also founded Edge Mentoring, one of the fastest-growing mentorship organizations in the country, present in over 40 states and reaching into several countries and multiple continents. Edge’s purpose is to equip and accelerate whole-life excellence in the leaders of today and tomorrow.

    Simmons has also held a number of leadership positions, including serving as a former board member and chairman of the compensation committee for Chiquita Brands. He has also completed terms as president of the Health for Animals, chairman of the FFA Foundation Board and as a board member of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

    For more, you can follow Jeff and Elanco on social media @JeffSimmons2050, @Elanco, or view the ENOUGH report at ENOUGHmovement.com.

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  • Ramiro M. Cabral

    Executive Vice President, Elanco International and Global Customer Value
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    Ramiro Cabral serves as executive vice president, Elanco International and Global Customer Value. In this role, he oversees international efforts to connect veterinarians, farmers and pet owners from around the world with products that improve the quality of animal lives.

    He was most recently responsible for Elanco’s business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously, he served as Area Director for Western Europe.

    Cabral brings a lifetime of global experience across diverse portfolios of animal health to his position. In over twenty years with Elanco, he has been a valuable member of the Elanco team, serving in roles including technical sales at Elanco Argentina, global marketing manager, beef business unit director in the U.S. affiliate and affiliate director at Elanco Canada. Prior to joining Elanco, he worked on his family’s farm and served as a consultant in the veterinary and agribusiness industries.

    Cabral earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at UNICEN, Argentina in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University in 2005.

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  • Aaron Schacht

    Executive Vice President, Innovation, Regulatory and Business Development
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    Aaron Schacht serves as executive vice president, Innovation, Regulatory, and Business Development at Elanco. In this role, he oversees global R&D, regulatory, business development and nutritional health. With a focus on ideas, products and technologies that address customers’ unmet needs, he applies his passion for scientific discovery to pursue innovative animal health solutions. Schacht and his team collaborate with scientists, animal caretakers, and pharmaceutical product developers to enhance and health and longevity for pets and food animals.

    Schact began his career in R&D more than 25 years ago brings expertise in health care innovation to this position. Prior to this, he served as global brand development leader of pain in Eli Lilly & Company BioMedicines.

    In his tenure with Eli Lilly and Company, Schact has been an integral member of leadership, serving in roles that include senior advisor of strategy & business development for Lilly BioMedicines, executive director of global external R&D at Lilly, executive director of Lilly Research Labs strategy, portfolio management and project management and director of the Innovation Center in the eLilly organization. He began his career at Lilly in 1990 as medicinal chemist working to discover pharmaceuticals to treat cardiovascular disorders.

    Schacht studied organic chemistry at the University of Illinois, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1990.

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  • Sarena Lin

    Executive Vice President, Elanco USA and Global Strategy
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    Sarena Lin serves as executive vice president, Elanco USA and Global Strategy. In this role, she merges innovation and technology with diverse talent to help Elanco solve animal health challenges across the U.S. and around the globe. Lin oversees a team tasked with capitalizing on animal health industry growth drivers.

    Lin combines expertise in manufacturing and supply-chain driven industries and a passion for growing talent and building effective teams. Prior to joining Elanco in 2018, Lin was president of Cargill’s Global Compound Animal Feed and Nutrition business, where she led more than 11,000 employees across nearly 30 countries. At Cargill, she also served as corporate vice president of strategy and business development. She has also previously served as a partner at McKinsey & Company and was in sales at Procter & Gamble.

    Lin earned a Master of Business Administration in strategy from the Yale School of Management, a Master of Arts in international relations from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University. She previously sat on the Board of Directors of Patterson Companies, Inc.

    Lin is active in several community non-profit organizations in Minneapolis and serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way and Perspectives, Inc. In 2014, she was named one of the Top 10 Corporate Women in Minnesota.

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  • Michael-Bryant Hicks

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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    Michael-Bryant Hicks serves as executive vice president, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Elanco. He is responsible for leading the company's legal, ethics and compliance organization and global legal strategy.

    Hicks brings extensive corporate legal experience from a variety of industries as well as expertise on advising companies on domestic and international transactions to the Elanco Leadership Team. Prior to joining Elanco, he served as general counsel at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw all legal functions, including litigation, intellectual property, environmental, regulatory, and mergers and acquisitions. Hicks has also served as senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary for The Providence Service Corporation, a global provider of a range of healthcare services. Additionally, he has served as assistant general counsel for DaVita and as associate general counsel and head of legal support for the company's Asia and Latin America operations for Beckman Coulter. Hicks also worked in the corporate law practices of two international law firms — Vinson & Elkins LLP and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.

    Hicks received a bachelor’s in psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from Yale University.

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  • Dave Kinard

    Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs
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    David Kinard serves as executive vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for Elanco. Kinard brings valuable leadership experience within the pharmaceutical industry and years of managing human resources programs to this position.

    Prior to his current role, Kinard served as the vice president of human resources of Lilly International for Eli Lilly & Company where he created valuable human resources programs in diverse geographies and business units. He also served as vice president of human resources for bio-medics and emerging markets, biomedicines and diabetes, Lilly diabetes and global employee relations and Lilly USA. Kinard joined Eli Lilly & Company in 1997 and the first decade of his career included roles as an organizational effectiveness consultant, a HR manager supporting R&D, and director of workforce research and organizational effectiveness. He began his career as an account manager for Walker Customer Satisfaction Measurement, and later as both an organizational development manager and production manager for AlliedSignal.

    Kinard holds a bachelor's degree in social science and broadcast communications and a master’s in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Conner Prairie, a living history museum in Fishers, Indiana.

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  • David Urbanek

    Executive Vice President, Manufacturing and Quality
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    David Urbanek serves as executive vice president, Manufacturing and Quality for Elanco. He and his team have led the company in rightsizing Elanco’s manufacturing footprint and centralizing resources. Urbanek brings over 30 years of experience in key roles within Eli Lilly & Company and Elanco where he has led pharmaceutical manufacturing in both drug product and bulk manufacturing.

    Urbanek joined Elanco as vice president of animal health manufacturing in February 2017. Before joining Elanco, he held leadership roles in Lilly’s manufacturing division, including senior director of emerging markets manufacturing, senior director of global diabetes manufacturing and senior director of external drug products operations. Prior to those roles, Urbanek was the general manager of operations for Lilly divisions in Ireland, England, Germany and the U.S.

    Urbanek received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and obtained his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.

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  • Todd S. Young

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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    Todd Young serves as an executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Elanco Animal Health Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for leading all of the company’s financial operations.

    Young brings significant financial leadership experience in pharmaceutical and healthcare, as well as a focus on strategic and commercial decision-making to his position. Prior to joining Elanco, Young served as the chief financial officer at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc, where he oversaw the company’s financial functions, including accounting and financial planning and analysis. He also had responsibility for the information technology and facility groups. Young has also served as senior vice president and treasurer at Baxalta, a bio-pharmaceutical leader in hematology, immunology and oncology that was created as a tax-free spin-off from Baxter International. He has also served as corporate vice president and treasurer of Baxter. At Baxter, Young also served in roles including vice president of international finance, vice president of global financial planning and analysis, vice president of finance of Asia Pacific, and assistant treasurer. He started at Baxter in the tax group.

    Young received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Grinnell College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.

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Governance


In line with the values that guide our company, Elanco is committed to earning the trust and confidence of all of our stakeholders. We embrace the principles of good corporate governance and implement them through strong and diverse membership on our Board of Directors and a commitment to maintaining the highest of ethical standards. We will do this by remaining a leader in good corporate governance and providing clear, transparent and timely communication about our performance.

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Committee Charters

Board of Directors Committee Membership

Member Board of
Directors
Audit
Committee
Compensation
Committee
Nominating and
Corporate
Governance
Committee
R. David Hoover Chair - Member Chair
Jeffrey N. Simmons Member - - -
Kapila Kapur Anand C.P.A Member Chair Member -
Michael J. Harrington Member - - Member
Lawrence E. Kurzius Member Member Chair -
Carl L. McMillian, Ph.D. Member - - Member
David A. Ricks Member - - -
Aarti Shah, Ph.D. Member - Member -
Joshua L. Smiley Member Member - -

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