Ellen de Brabander, Ph.D. is Elanco’s Executive Vice President, Innovation, Regulatory, and Business Development. She joined Elanco in October 2021 and is responsible for our global R&D organization as well as overseeing business development and regulatory affairs. She is a highly experienced R&D leader with a proven background of accomplishments in animal health research and development. From March 2014 to October 2021, Dr. de Brabander served as senior vice president for Research and Development with PepsiCo, a global food and beverage company, most recently having company-wide responsibility for food safety, quality, regulatory and R&D digital transformation. Prior to PepsiCo, she led R&D organizations for Merial (now Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health), Intervet (now Merck Animal Health) and DSM.