Building to Lead - This is more than an action or a corporate mantra. It is the idea that drives us, energizes us, propels us forward and moves our Innovation, Portfolio and Productivity (IPP) strategy “flywheel.”

Jeff Simmons, President and CEO of Elanco Animal Health


Jeffrey Simmons serves as president and chief executive officer of Elanco Animal Health. A global leader with a nearly 70-year track record of growth, Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health, welfare and food animal production across 19 species in almost 100 countries.

Elanco Announces 2030 Healthy Purpose Pledges

Elanco announced its 2030 Healthy Purpose pledges, a vision for the future where healthy animals support the health of people and the planet. These bold ideas are made possible by the Elanco differentiators: people, access and innovation. Elanco is a safe harbor where passionate, highly engaged people want to make a difference. Our unique access to the majority of the world’s animals allows us to create change and improve society. We continue to innovate the industry, with every new idea addressing our customers’ and society’s greatest needs. 

Together, these three factors empower us to make our sustainability pledges a reality.

Jeff in the News

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16th November 2021

COP26’s focus on methane is right—but don’t scapegoat animal agriculture on the altar of climate change

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4th August 2020

A letter from Jeff Simmons, Elanco President & CEO

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11th November 2020

Jeff Simmons, CEO: Elanco Sustainability Effort Driven by Pandemic

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17th November 2020

What COVID-19 has taught us about our pets

Jeff's Perspective

Hear Jeff sharing his knowledge from industry insights to leadership to living your purpose.

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Feeding the Future | The Economist

As animal health industry stewards and advocates, we must turn this crucible moment into expanded value to society.  Animals are the X-factor game-changing variable.

Jeff Simmons, CEO and President of Elanco Animal Health, tells us why innovation is more important now than ever.

Jeff Simmons at Animal Health Innovation Europe 2021

Jeff Simmons, CEO, Elanco tells us why innovation is more important now than ever.

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Elanco's Healthy Purpose

The time to start is NOW!

We see our role in helping solve some of society's biggest problems.

Community Involvement

Simmons is engaged in multiple community based organizations that work to improve the lives of people.

Hatch - Eggs for the greater good

HATCH for Hunger

HATCH began in 2015 with the idea of connecting farmers and food banks, not just on a local level, but a national one. Bringing together the power of those who supply healthy foods to our nation's grocery store shelves to the shelves of food pantries and food giving organizations in a sustainable way - one where helping people doesn't hurt businesses. We believe charity is important, but it's not the only answer. If we can build reliable sources of healthy food at a lower cost for the organizations that are on the front lines of hunger and poverty in their local communities, then we can change the nutrition access of our most vulnerable community members and help them lead better lives. Because we believe everyone deserves eggs.

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Food Secure Indy

On Friday, October 23rd, Jeff Simmons announced a new initiative called Food Secure Indy, a coalition of local government, non-profits and private companies that has come together for a lofty goal: to make Indianapolis the first food secure city in America. In addition to Elanco, partners in the initiative include the Pacers, Corteva, Indy Hunger Network, Gleaners, AgriNovus, Central Indiana Corporate Partnerships, United Way of Central Indiana, JumpIN, the Mayor, Governor, Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA) with several more partnerships in the discussion.

In January, it was estimated that the monthly meal gap in Indianapolis was about 350,000 meals. Over the last six months, the monthly meal gap as more than doubled to 750,000 meals a month. If we solve this problem, those ripple effects will become net-positives. Healthier people, healthier communities, a healthier economy and a more promising future generation.

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EDGE Mentoring

EDGE Mentoring is the virtual answer for today’s generations, leveraging technology to create

intentional relationships, reduce loneliness, and increase the wellbeing of participants. Over

the last five years, EDGE served over 1,400 mentees and mentors in 35 states and 5 countries.

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