Elanco makes four new appointments to its executive committee

Animal Health

Elanco Animal Health has announced the leadership appointments of Joyce Lee, Dirk Ehle, José Simas and Racquel Harris Mason.

Joyce is currently president of North America for Bayer Animal Health and has been appointed executive vice president and president US Pet Health and Commercial Operations at Elanco. Dirk is currently global head of Bayer Animal Health and has been appointed executive vice president and president Elanco Europe. They will take up their new posts once the Bayer Animal Health acquisition has been completed.

“ In our executive selection process we focused on identifying people-focused leaders with a proven ability to build, lead and grow an integrated, global business.“

Racquel was recently senior vice president at the Coca-Cola Company for the McDonald’s Division USA and vice president, Coca-Cola™ and Coke Zero™ brands. She has been appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Elanco. José is currently president of Trouw Nutrition USA and is rejoining Elanco as executive vice president US Farm Animal. They will both take up their posts with immediate effect.

President and CEO of Elanco, Jeff Simmons, said: "With our anticipated addition of Bayer Animal Health, we’re looking to ensure we have the right structure and right leadership in place to support the combined organization and accelerate the benefits we’ve already experienced in being singularly focused on animal health. Our people have always been Elanco’s differentiator. So, in our executive selection process we focused on identifying people-focused leaders with a proven ability to build, lead and grow an integrated, global business. I’m pleased to welcome Dirk, Joyce, José and Racquel to our leadership team. They clearly bring the business expertise and passion for our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life that are hallmarks of our current leadership team. These new members join a team that has led Elanco through significant transformation. Together, the executive team will direct the continuation of Elanco’s journey to be a leading, independent animal health company creating significant long-term value for customers, employees, stakeholders and society."

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