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Jeff Simmons


Since 2008, Jeff Simmons has served as president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, (NYSE: LLY). Elanco is an innovation-driven company with offices in more than 75 countries and 2011 sales of $1.7 billion. As part of this role, he is also a Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer of Lilly. In more than two decades with the company, Simmons has held a number of sales, marketing and management positions, in the United States and abroad, including serving as country director in Brazil and area director for West Europe based in the U.K.

These international experiences offered Simmons a new perspective on food and agriculture and created a deep conviction about the need for solutions to global hunger. He has published two white papers on this topic through the organization Plenty to Think About.  

Simmons also holds a number of leadership positions, including serving on the board of directors for Chiquita, Gleaners Food Bank of Central Indiana and the International Federation of Animal Health (IFAH). He is also a member of Harvard’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group (PAPSAC) committee.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 19

10:00am CDT