Patrick O’Leary joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1982 in Kinsale, Ireland. He has held roles in finance, information technology and customer service, followed by management assignments in finance, strategic planning and production operations.
He moved to Indiana (USA) in 2000 and assumed responsibility for product manager support for Elanco’s swine portfolio in international markets. He was promoted to director in June 2001 and moved to Vienna, Austria, with sales, marketing and technical responsibility for Elanco’s operations in Central-Eastern Europe/North Africa/Middle Eastern markets.
In 2004, he returned to the Elanco global headquarters in Greenfield, Ind., and assumed the role of director of the U.S. Swine Business Unit. In January 2008, Mr. O’Leary became executive director and later vice president for all sales and marketing activities for all global affiliates, with the exception of the United States and West Europe.
He received a bachelor’s of commerce degree from the University of Cork, Ireland. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984.