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Animal Health Investment One

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VIRTUAL EVENT | EDT Timezone
23-25 June, 2020

The first virtual event from Animal Health Investment Online, Animal Health Investment One will provide a valuable platform for discussion, networking and partnering in these uncertain times.

Coming soon | Research Report

The Animal Health Industry has gone through a period of unprecedented disruption and economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of our continued commitment to the animal health industry Kisaco Research, founders of the Animal Health Investment global event series, will be conducting a indepth report to understand the full impact of the outbreak, across all players in the ecosystem.

The report will be a summation of industry surveys, data collection, KOL discussions, and interviews with market leaders and emerging companies, focused on the animal
health industry in the world of the COVID-19 epidemic.

During this unprecedented time, our goal is to understand the industry’s response, examine new scenarios, uncover accelerated periods of growth, and positive outcomes for animal health going forward.

Download the executive summary to register your interest and be the first to receive this exlcusive report which is due to be released mid-July 2020.

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Why Attend

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented disruption for the animal health industry with far reaching effects yet to be measured. In this uncertain time, there is a now a real need for greater collaboration and communication across the sector and among emerging businesses, large corporate entities, government agencies, NGOs, and investors.

At Kisaco Research we're committed to giving the animal health community a platform where we can come together, continue to create vital strategic connections and drive deal-making via virtual partnering meetings. We appreciate that this will be a new experience for many of you but operating virtually is now the new business norm and we look forward to working with you to make this a truly effective experience. 

Join us virtually June 23rd -25th and access:

  • 3 days of advanced, pre-scheduled, virtual networking using 1-2-1 video chat
  • Highly relevant and informative content sessions, panel discussions and presentations
  • An international business audience specific to animal health and nutrition
  • The opportunity to engage with the most exciting emerging business and biotech in animal health
100+
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20+
Speakers
7+
Hours of Networking

Speakers

 

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Sébastien Huron, 46, DVM, started his career in 1994 in Brazil in the Hoechst-Roussel group where he rapidly rose to become the Marketing director of the animal health division. After Intervet acquired this division (Akzo Nobel group), which was then integrated into the Merck Group, Sébastien Huron pursued his career in 2000 in the United States as Market Development director, and then as director of the Pet division.

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Sébastien Huron, 46, DVM, started his career in 1994 in Brazil in the Hoechst-Roussel group where he rapidly rose to become the Marketing director of the animal health division. After Intervet acquired this division (Akzo Nobel group), which was then integrated into the Merck Group, Sébastien Huron pursued his career in 2000 in the United States as Market Development director, and then as director of the Pet division. After rejoining the Virbac group in 2006 as the general manager of the Spanish subsidiary, he then became the director of the European region in 2008, and then head of Global Business Operations in 2013. He has been part of the Virbac executive board since December 2012.

 

Georgia Wraight

Executive Vice President and President, Global Technology Solutions
Covetrus

Georgia Wraight

Executive Vice President and President, Global Technology Solutions
Covetrus

Georgia Wraight

Executive Vice President and President, Global Technology Solutions
Covetrus
 

Paul Koffman

Vice President – North American Livestock Monitoring
Allflex Livestock Intelligence

Paul Koffman

Vice President – North American Livestock Monitoring
Allflex Livestock Intelligence

Paul Koffman

Vice President – North American Livestock Monitoring
Allflex Livestock Intelligence
 

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet

David founded FirstVet in 2016 and has previously run several pet-related startups in the Nordics, taking them from early stages to exits. Graduated from SSE with a double degree in Business & Retail Management.

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet

David founded FirstVet in 2016 and has previously run several pet-related startups in the Nordics, taking them from early stages to exits. Graduated from SSE with a double degree in Business & Retail Management.

 

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad
 

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson Director
VetCT

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson Director
VetCT

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson Director
VetCT
 

Roy Stein

CEO
BabelBark

Roy Stein

CEO
BabelBark

Roy Stein

CEO
BabelBark
 

Anton Xavier

Founder and CEO
K9 Biotech

Anton Xavier

Founder and CEO
K9 Biotech

Anton Xavier

Founder and CEO
K9 Biotech
 

Ricky Ghoshal

Vice President, Business Development
Glysantis Inc.

Ricky Ghoshal

Vice President, Business Development
Glysantis Inc.

Ricky Ghoshal

Vice President, Business Development
Glysantis Inc.
 

Chris Belnap

CEO and Co-Founder
Resilient Biotics

Chris Belnap

CEO and Co-Founder
Resilient Biotics

Chris Belnap

CEO and Co-Founder
Resilient Biotics
 

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Capital Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Capital Partners

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Capital Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Prior to joining MGP, Dr. Readnour worked at Elanco Animal Health for 27 years. During his Elanco tenure, he held several senior management positions in which he was responsible for developing and executing Elanco’s Research and Development strategies for entering several new business areas (companion animal pharmaceuticals, vaccines and enzymes). In 2017, these new business areas accounted for nearly 50% of Elanco’s $3.0 billion in sales. Dr. Readnour played an important role in Elanco’s acquisition and integration of Novartis Animal Health, Lohmann Animal Health, ChemGen and Janssen Animal Health. Within Elanco, Dr. Readnour led several initiatives to transform Research and Development through the piloting of new approaches to developing animal health products. He developed and led Elanco’s new technology scouting, acquisition and due diligence efforts. He pioneered a lean product development model which allowed Elanco to enter new areas of business without significant capital investment. He led initial efforts for Elanco to invest in early stage companies and partner with external funding sources to develop products with minimal initial investment from Elanco. Dr. Readnour served as a member of the Food and Agriculture Section of Bio International Board and as an External Advisory Board member for University of Illinois Animal Science Department.
Prior to entering management in Elanco, Dr. Readnour was an internationally recognized expert on animal health product development, analytical chemistry, human food safety and drug residues with 11 publications and 14 external presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Readnour was responsible for the development and commercialization of 10 animal health products. Dr. Readnour received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Illinois in 1990.

 

Joseph Harvey

Editor
Animal Pharm

Joseph Harvey

Editor
Animal Pharm

Joseph Harvey

Editor
Animal Pharm
 

Michael Helmstetter

Founder, President and CEO
TechAccel, LLC

Dr. Michael Helmstetter is Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of TechAccel LLC (Technology Acceleration Partners).

TechAccel is a technology and venture development company in the agriculture and animal health sectors. The company invests in or acquires new technology and funds science advancement programs with research university partners to assist in commercialization.

Michael Helmstetter

Founder, President and CEO
TechAccel, LLC

Michael Helmstetter

Founder, President and CEO
TechAccel, LLC

Dr. Michael Helmstetter is Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of TechAccel LLC (Technology Acceleration Partners).

TechAccel is a technology and venture development company in the agriculture and animal health sectors. The company invests in or acquires new technology and funds science advancement programs with research university partners to assist in commercialization.

Michael also serves as Managing Partner of Covenant Animal Health Partners, a TechAccel subsidiary that focuses on development of “revenue-ready” animal health products for both companion and farm animals.

Before founding TechAccel, Michael served as the fifth President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal – one of the nation's most prominent research institutions. In his 14 years with MRIGlobal (formerly Midwest Research Institute), he led its growth from 2 to 17 national and international locations.

Michael has more than 30 years of experience working with the private sector and government agencies, including laboratory management positions at Applied Marine Research Laboratory in Norfolk, Va., and program management for the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was President and Chairman of startup Brevard Teaching and Research Laboratories, a post he held until the company was acquired by MRIGlobal.

Michael received a Ph.D. in Chemical Toxicology/Oceanography from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College. He has been a panelist, keynote speaker, lecturer, reviewer to several journals, and is the author of numerous publications, articles, book chapters, and technical reports.

He has served on several boards, including Labconco Corp. Board of Directors and University of Missouri-Kansas City Board of Trustees, as well as numerous civic organizations. He is a contributing opinion writer for Forbes.com.

Michael lives in suburban Kansas City.

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhelmstetter/

 

Spencer Swayze

Managing Director
Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC

Spencer Swayze

Managing Director
Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC

Spencer Swayze

Managing Director
Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC
 

Brian Axe

Principal
NovaQuest Capital Management

Brian Axe

Principal
NovaQuest Capital Management

Brian Axe

Principal
NovaQuest Capital Management
 

Cindy Cole

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Dr. Cindy Cole is a Technical Partner at Digitalis Ventures and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Florida. Prior to joining Digitalis she was in the animal health industry for many years holding senior leadership and R&D roles at Mars Petcare, Novartis Animal Health, IDEXX, and Piedmont Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cole completed her DVM and PhD at the University of Florida and was on the faculty of the University of California, Davis and UF.

Cindy Cole

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Cindy Cole

Partner
Digitalis Ventures

Dr. Cindy Cole is a Technical Partner at Digitalis Ventures and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Florida. Prior to joining Digitalis she was in the animal health industry for many years holding senior leadership and R&D roles at Mars Petcare, Novartis Animal Health, IDEXX, and Piedmont Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cole completed her DVM and PhD at the University of Florida and was on the faculty of the University of California, Davis and UF.

 

Joost Matthijssen

Director of Venturing
Nutreco

Joost Matthijssen

Director of Venturing
Nutreco

Joost Matthijssen

Director of Venturing
Nutreco
 

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines AgTech

As VP Business Development for Trendlines Agtech since 2012, Sarai Kemp is responsible for directing the business and financial development and fund-raising strategies and activities for early-stage portfolio companies developing innovative technologies and products in aquaculture, food production, biopesticides and agrochemicals, and other related sectors. Trendlines Agtech is part of The Trendlines Group (www.trendlines.com).

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines AgTech

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines AgTech

As VP Business Development for Trendlines Agtech since 2012, Sarai Kemp is responsible for directing the business and financial development and fund-raising strategies and activities for early-stage portfolio companies developing innovative technologies and products in aquaculture, food production, biopesticides and agrochemicals, and other related sectors. Trendlines Agtech is part of The Trendlines Group (www.trendlines.com). Trendlines invents, discovers, invests in, and incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies, and is involved in all aspects of its portfolio companies from technology development to business building.

Sarai brings more than 12 years’ experience in agricultural, consumer goods, and high-tech industries, including in sales, marketing, and business development for international companies such as Afimilk and Keter Plastic. She has worked intensively with companies in East Asia.

Sarai received an MBA from Haifa University and a B.A. from Tel Aviv University.

 

Laëtitia Gerbe

Partner for Investments for AVF Fund
Seventure Partners

Laëtitia Gerbe

Partner for Investments for AVF Fund
Seventure Partners

Laëtitia Gerbe

Partner for Investments for AVF Fund
Seventure Partners
 

Joy Parr Drach

President & CEO
Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

President & CEO
Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

President & CEO
Advanced Animal Diagnostics
 

Daniella Dos Santos

President
British Veterinary Association

Daniella Dos Santos

President
British Veterinary Association

Daniella Dos Santos

President
British Veterinary Association
 

Maarten Goossens

Co-founder and Principal
Anterra Capital

Maarten is a Co-founder and Principal at Anterra Capital. He began his investing career as an Analyst within the Rabo Ventures team in 2009 and was primarily responsible for deal sourcing and execution, and portfolio management. 

Prior to joining Rabo Ventures, Maarten was an Analyst in the Rabobank-Rothschild M&A joint venture in London, where he focused on transactions in Food & Agriculture. 

Maarten holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Free University of Amsterdam, and has studied at the London School of Economics.

Maarten Goossens

Co-founder and Principal
Anterra Capital

Maarten Goossens

Co-founder and Principal
Anterra Capital

Maarten is a Co-founder and Principal at Anterra Capital. He began his investing career as an Analyst within the Rabo Ventures team in 2009 and was primarily responsible for deal sourcing and execution, and portfolio management. 

Prior to joining Rabo Ventures, Maarten was an Analyst in the Rabobank-Rothschild M&A joint venture in London, where he focused on transactions in Food & Agriculture. 

Maarten holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Free University of Amsterdam, and has studied at the London School of Economics.

 

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty, president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is a veterinary consultant and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

With two decades of experience in veterinary practice, industry and academia, Simon is well positioned to represent the varied veterinary roles and diversity of BVA’s 18,000+ members.

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty, president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is a veterinary consultant and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

With two decades of experience in veterinary practice, industry and academia, Simon is well positioned to represent the varied veterinary roles and diversity of BVA’s 18,000+ members.

For three years, Simon was the Animal Sciences & Aquaculture specialist for the Department for International Trade. Last year, he was appointed a GlobalScot in the animal health & aquaculture sector by the Office of the First Minister in Scotland.

Simon is a past president of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association and of the Northern Ireland Branch of BVA. He currently chairs the UK One Health Coordination Group and is one of two BVA representatives at the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE). He also chairs the FVE FishMedPlus Coalition.

A STEM Ambassador, he is also actively involved in the provision of veterinary careers advice, regularly mentoring applicants to veterinary school. He is also an ambassador for the livestock development charity, Send a Cow, and a trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Follow Simon on Twitter:
@simondocvet   @britishvets
#OneVeterinaryCommunity   #AStrongVoiceForVets

 

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Mr. Aaron Schacht is currently the Vice President of Global Research and Development / Regulatory Affairs at Elanco Animal Health. Prior to this, Mr. Aaron Schacht held a role of Global Brand Development Leader – Pain in Lilly Biomedicines. He was the global leader for product development and commercialization activities for LY2951742 – Lilly’s novel CGRP neutralizing antibody – a new potential treatment for prevention of Migraine and Cluster Headache. In 2012, Schacht joined Lilly Biomedicines as Senior Advisor – Strategy & Business Development for Lilly BioMedicines.

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Mr. Aaron Schacht is currently the Vice President of Global Research and Development / Regulatory Affairs at Elanco Animal Health. Prior to this, Mr. Aaron Schacht held a role of Global Brand Development Leader – Pain in Lilly Biomedicines. He was the global leader for product development and commercialization activities for LY2951742 – Lilly’s novel CGRP neutralizing antibody – a new potential treatment for prevention of Migraine and Cluster Headache. In 2012, Schacht joined Lilly Biomedicines as Senior Advisor – Strategy & Business Development for Lilly BioMedicines. His responsibilities included oversight of Therapeutic Strategy development, R&D Portfolio Management, and Business Development for Lilly BioMedicines – Lilly’s largest business unit. Past roles included serving as Executive Director, Global External R&D, at Eli Lilly and Company, where he was responsible for implementation of strategies which aim to leverage novel approaches to external partnerships to augment Lilly’s access to pharmaceutical innovation as well as Executive Director of LRL (Lilly Research Labs) Strategy, Portfolio Management and Project Management where he was responsible for strategic planning, R&D portfolio and project management. Prior to these roles, he was Director, Innovation Center in the eLilly organization where he focused on the exploration, incubation and implementation of new business models and capabilities relevant to the strategic evolution of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2002, during a short leave from Lilly, Mr. Schacht was co-founder, President and CEO of Artesian Therapeutics, a Gaithersburg, MD cardiovascular drug discovery start-up. Mr. Schacht began his career at Lilly in 1990 as a medicinal chemist, and spent 5 years in the laboratory working to discover pharmaceuticals to treat cardiovascular disorders. Schacht studied Organic chemistry at the University of Illinois, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in 1990.

 

Glenn David

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Zoetis Inc.

Glenn David

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Zoetis Inc.

Glenn David

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Zoetis Inc.
 

Kathy V. Turner

Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer
IDEXX

Ms. Turner has been Corporate Vice President of IDEXX since May 2014 and leads the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) Companion Animal Commercial Operations. Prior to joining the Company, from 1987 to May 2014, Ms. Turner held various leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories, Inc., a broad-based healthcare company that manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, medical products and diagnostics. Most recently, Ms.

Kathy V. Turner

Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer
IDEXX

Kathy V. Turner

Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer
IDEXX

Ms. Turner has been Corporate Vice President of IDEXX since May 2014 and leads the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) Companion Animal Commercial Operations. Prior to joining the Company, from 1987 to May 2014, Ms. Turner held various leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories, Inc., a broad-based healthcare company that manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, medical products and diagnostics. Most recently, Ms. Turner was Divisional Vice President of European Commercial Operations for the Diagnostics Division from 2011 to 2014, and prior to that, Divisional Vice President of Global Strategic Operations for the Diagnostics Division from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from Syracuse University.

 

Tom Weaver

Chief Executive Officer
Petmedix

Tom Weaver

Chief Executive Officer
Petmedix

Tom Weaver

Chief Executive Officer
Petmedix
 

Kristin Bloink

Vice President, Global Research & External Innovation
Elanco Animal Health

Kristin Bloink manages all internal discovery efforts and all external technology evaluations and subsequent portfolio entries for R&D.   She has 26 years of accomplishments in human clinical trials, animal drug discovery and development, translational model development and execution, and human and veterinary clinical medical delivery in the private as well as the military sector.  She joined Novartis Animal Health in 2007 and integrated into Elanco Animal Health in 2015.   

Kristin Bloink

Vice President, Global Research & External Innovation
Elanco Animal Health

Kristin Bloink

Vice President, Global Research & External Innovation
Elanco Animal Health

Kristin Bloink manages all internal discovery efforts and all external technology evaluations and subsequent portfolio entries for R&D.   She has 26 years of accomplishments in human clinical trials, animal drug discovery and development, translational model development and execution, and human and veterinary clinical medical delivery in the private as well as the military sector.  She joined Novartis Animal Health in 2007 and integrated into Elanco Animal Health in 2015.   

 

Fabian Kausche

Chairman
Stonehaven Incubate

Fabian Kausche

Chairman
Stonehaven Incubate

Fabian Kausche

Chairman
Stonehaven Incubate
 

Julia Loew

Vice President Marketing, Companion Animal
Elanco

Julia Loew

Vice President Marketing, Companion Animal
Elanco

Julia Loew

Vice President Marketing, Companion Animal
Elanco
 

Rebecca Hunt

Principal
Octopus Ventures

Rebecca Hunt

Principal
Octopus Ventures

Rebecca Hunt

Principal
Octopus Ventures
 

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer is a business leader with broad international experience and strength in sales, strategy and execution. He served on the executive committees of 2 major Animal Health companies for a total of 7 years.

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer is a business leader with broad international experience and strength in sales, strategy and execution. He served on the executive committees of 2 major Animal Health companies for a total of 7 years.

Matthias lives in Switzerland with his wife and his two children. After completing his Master‘s degree at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), he started working for Novartis Animal Health (NAH) in Sydney, Australia in a project support role, serving the APAC region.
In 2006, Matthias was promoted first to Strategic Planning Manager for NAH and from there to Head of Strategy for the Animal Health Division. Between 2009 – 2013 Matthias led NAH’s Aqua Health business globally. This business today is amongst the top few companies in the Aqua-health industry.

During 2014 and with Elanco’s intention to buy NAH, Matthias served as integration leader for NAH on the Novartis side. In that role Matthias led a large team and efforts to prepare integration pre-closing overall including carve-out preparations of operations linked to Novartis.

Once Elanco and NAH successfully merged, Matthias took on the role as Global Leader Emerging Business within Elanco. In that function Matthias was responsible for a total of five fast growing business areas, including Aqua, Vaccines, Enzymes and others.
Most recently Matthias has joined Stonehaven Consulting Group as a partner.
Stonehaven

 

Matt Dobbs

Practice Leader Digital Technology
Stonehaven Consulting AG

Matt Dobbs

Practice Leader Digital Technology
Stonehaven Consulting AG

Matt Dobbs

Practice Leader Digital Technology
Stonehaven Consulting AG
 

Apryle Horbal

President
VetNOW Virtual Care

Apryle Horbal

President
VetNOW Virtual Care

Apryle Horbal

President
VetNOW Virtual Care
 

Peter McCarthy

Practice Leader Commercial & Strategy
Stonehaven Consulting

Mr. McCarthy is now in his 7th year at Henry Schein, Inc. He is currently the Company's President, Global Animal Health Group, as well as a member of Henry Schein's Executive Management Committee.

Mr. McCarthy oversees Henry Schein's animal health business, which spans 24 countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Malaysia, Brazil and 17 countries in Europe.

Peter McCarthy

Practice Leader Commercial & Strategy
Stonehaven Consulting

Peter McCarthy

Practice Leader Commercial & Strategy
Stonehaven Consulting

Mr. McCarthy is now in his 7th year at Henry Schein, Inc. He is currently the Company's President, Global Animal Health Group, as well as a member of Henry Schein's Executive Management Committee.

Mr. McCarthy oversees Henry Schein's animal health business, which spans 24 countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Malaysia, Brazil and 17 countries in Europe.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. McCarthy held key roles at Henry Schein with increasing responsibilities, including President, Henry Schein Animal Health, Europe, and President, Henry Schein Animal Health, International.

Prior to joining Henry Schein, Mr. McCarthy worked at Schering-Plough Animal Health (now Merck Animal Health), serving as Senior Director, Global Operations and General Manager, China. Mr. McCarthy also worked at Wyeth/American Cyanamid for 14 years, helping to grow the human pharmaceutical business.

Mr. McCarthy holds a degree in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., and previously has served as a Member of the Board of the International Federation for Animal Health Europe, and the International Association Executive Animal Health Study Center, CEESA, based in Belgium. Mr. McCarthy is also a graduate and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which is located in the U.K.

 

Robert Polzer

Robert Polzer, VP and Head of Global Therapeutics Research
Zoetis Inc.

Robert Polzer

Robert Polzer, VP and Head of Global Therapeutics Research
Zoetis Inc.

Robert Polzer

Robert Polzer, VP and Head of Global Therapeutics Research
Zoetis Inc.

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Global Advisory Board

Author:

Marc Prikazsky

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CEVA Santé Animale S.A

Author:

Mr. Rob Kelly

Executive Vice President International Operations
Zoetis Inc.

Author:

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Mr. Aaron Schacht is currently the Vice President of Global Research and Development / Regulatory Affairs at Elanco Animal Health. Prior to this, Mr. Aaron Schacht held a role of Global Brand Development Leader – Pain in Lilly Biomedicines. He was the global leader for product development and commercialization activities for LY2951742 – Lilly’s novel CGRP neutralizing antibody – a new potential treatment for prevention of Migraine and Cluster Headache. In 2012, Schacht joined Lilly Biomedicines as Senior Advisor – Strategy & Business Development for Lilly BioMedicines. His responsibilities included oversight of Therapeutic Strategy development, R&D Portfolio Management, and Business Development for Lilly BioMedicines – Lilly’s largest business unit. Past roles included serving as Executive Director, Global External R&D, at Eli Lilly and Company, where he was responsible for implementation of strategies which aim to leverage novel approaches to external partnerships to augment Lilly’s access to pharmaceutical innovation as well as Executive Director of LRL (Lilly Research Labs) Strategy, Portfolio Management and Project Management where he was responsible for strategic planning, R&D portfolio and project management. Prior to these roles, he was Director, Innovation Center in the eLilly organization where he focused on the exploration, incubation and implementation of new business models and capabilities relevant to the strategic evolution of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2002, during a short leave from Lilly, Mr. Schacht was co-founder, President and CEO of Artesian Therapeutics, a Gaithersburg, MD cardiovascular drug discovery start-up. Mr. Schacht began his career at Lilly in 1990 as a medicinal chemist, and spent 5 years in the laboratory working to discover pharmaceuticals to treat cardiovascular disorders. Schacht studied Organic chemistry at the University of Illinois, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in 1990.

Author:

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Sébastien Huron, 46, DVM, started his career in 1994 in Brazil in the Hoechst-Roussel group where he rapidly rose to become the Marketing director of the animal health division. After Intervet acquired this division (Akzo Nobel group), which was then integrated into the Merck Group, Sébastien Huron pursued his career in 2000 in the United States as Market Development director, and then as director of the Pet division. After rejoining the Virbac group in 2006 as the general manager of the Spanish subsidiary, he then became the director of the European region in 2008, and then head of Global Business Operations in 2013. He has been part of the Virbac executive board since December 2012.

Author:

Jean-Luc Michel

Head of Global Strategic Marketing
Boehringer Ingelheim

After graduating from the University of Pharmacy of Lyon with a Doctorate and from EM Lyon Business School with an MBA, Jean-Luc Michel started his career by creating his own consultancy company. He joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1991 spending 10 years developing a solid expertise in consumer healthcare and nutrition. During this period, he held a variety of senior marketing and sales management positions in France at Monsanto (Searle) and at Johnson&Johnson / Merck & Co where he was an Executive Committee member of the French subsidiary.

In 2001, Jean-Luc joined Merial, a leader in the animal health industry, where he held some key senior roles, such as EMEA Marketing Director of the Companion Animal Global Enterprise; Head of Marketing EMEA; Executive Marketing Director (Pet Business) in the US; VP, Head of Pet Vet Business Unit; and in 2016 joined the Executive Committee of Merial as Head of Global Commercial Development.

After the acquisition of Merial by Boehringer Ingelheim, Jean-Luc was appointed Head of Global Companion Animal Strategic Business Unit and became a member of the Executive Committee of the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit.

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Kathy V. Turner

Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer
IDEXX

Ms. Turner has been Corporate Vice President of IDEXX since May 2014 and leads the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) Companion Animal Commercial Operations. Prior to joining the Company, from 1987 to May 2014, Ms. Turner held various leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories, Inc., a broad-based healthcare company that manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, medical products and diagnostics. Most recently, Ms. Turner was Divisional Vice President of European Commercial Operations for the Diagnostics Division from 2011 to 2014, and prior to that, Divisional Vice President of Global Strategic Operations for the Diagnostics Division from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from Syracuse University.

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George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

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Linda Rhodes

Independent Animal Health Expert

Dr. Rhodes has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine.

Dr. Rhodes was educated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (VMD) and Cornell University (PhD). She has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine. She has an extensive background in physiology, veterinary medicine, and molecular biology. As a senior research fellow at Merck Research Laboratories for 10 years, she led pre-clinical biology evaluation of several marketed human drugs. Dr. Rhodes practiced clinical veterinary medicine for five years, with experience in both companion and farm animal practice. She worked for Merial Ltd. as director of development projects, leading project teams developing novel compounds for a variety of indications and headed new technology assessment, leading the evaluation of licensing opportunities. In April 2001, she formed AlcheraBio, a consulting, marketing, communications and contract research firm specializing in developing new drugs for animals, working with biotechnology and animal health companies, with clients in the US, European Union, Canada and Australia. AlcheraBio was acquired in 2008 by Argenta, and in 2011, Dr. Rhodes accepted a position as CEO of Aratana Therapeutics, a company developing innovative new medicines for dogs and cats, and subsequently, when the company became public (PETX) served as its Chief Scientific Officer. During her tenure, development was completed on three new pet therapeutics: two new molecules with novel mechanisms of actions were approved by the FDA, and a third drug had FDA registration completed and was approved in August, 2016. She is currently retired and an independent consultant. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ImmuCell (NASDAQ: ICCC) and the Alliance for Contraception in Dogs and Cats, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Found Animals Foundation. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Animal Science program at Rutgers University.

Author:

Alan Mackay

Executive Partner and Founder
GHO Capital

Alan has been a private equity investor for more than 25 years in roles including Senior Partner and Global Head of Healthcare at the private equity firm 3i Group plc. He was appointed to the board of 3i plc in 1993 and became CEO of 3i Nordic plc, based in Stockholm, upon the acquisition of Sweden's largest listed private equity company Atle AB in 2001. Alan has served on the boards of a number of healthcare companies, including most recently Phibro Animal Health Corporation which completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) in April 2014. Latterly he has been Managing Partner, CEO, and Chairman of the Investment Committee, of Hermes GPE, an active co-investor in private equity backed healthcare. Alan holds a Bachelor's degree in Law, an MSc in Enterprise and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. He is Chair of the BVCA for 2016 – 2017 and previously chaired its Responsible Investment Advisory Board.

Author:

Dave Ross

Chief Executive Officer
Agri-EPI Centre Ltd

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