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. Jeff is a purpose-driven leader with nearly 30 years of experience delivering business results, engaging employees and developing the next generation of leaders. Jeff has directed the company’s transformation to a premier global player with a balanced and diversified business, having completed 12 acquisitions and built five new businesses, including a $1 billion companion animal business, and a leading aquaculture business. In 2018, Jeff navigated the company’s separation from Eli Lilly and Company, culminating with Elanco’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange as an independent public company solely dedicated to animal health. 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 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.
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