Meet the Executive Eli Lilly and Company Leadership Team: Jeff Simmons
Since 2008, Jeff Simmons has served as president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company. As part of this role, he also serves as a Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer of Lilly. Elanco is an innovation-driven company with offices in more than 75 countries. 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. Elanco is bringing this vision to life via a commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally, and to creating a hunger-free community for children surrounding its central Indiana headquarters. Simmons has become an active advocate for the role technology plays in sustainable, efficient production of safe, affordable meat, dairy and eggs. He has published two white papers on this topic, available at Plenty to Think About website.
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.
Source: Eli Lilly and Co. Press Releases – Executive Bios