Elanco appoints new general counsel, corporate secretary

Shiv O’Neill will be responsible for the global strategy and operations of the company’s legal team, ethics and compliance organization and ESG efforts.

Elanco Animal Health has appointed Shiv O’Neill as the company’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. O’Neill will be responsible for the global strategy and operations of the company’s legal team, ethics and compliance organization and environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts.

“Shiv’s ability to deliver strategic value to Elanco in the short term serving as our interim general counsel combined with her robust experience made it clear that she was the right person for this role,” said Jeff Simmons, president and CEO of Elanco. “Her deep understanding of Elanco’s legal operations, coupled with her broad experience in regulatory compliance, product safety and transactional matters, equips her to provide valuable leadership counsel to support the company’s strong operational integrity and current and long-term growth objectives.”

O’Neill brings more than 20 years of extensive legal expertise. Most recently, O’Neill served as vice president, deputy general counsel, Americas of Elanco. In this role, O’Neill led the strategy and operations of Elanco’s commercial and regulatory legal team in the Americas and provided strategic advice and counsel to company leaders within the U.S. farm animal, U.S. pet health and international businesses. Prior to joining Elanco, O’Neill served as senior counsel at Cummins Inc. where she oversaw global litigation, product safety, crisis management, internal investigations and regulatory compliance matters.

“We are at a pivotal moment in our company’s journey as we enter an exciting time of growth and new innovation, and I am pleased to play a role in shaping this next era for Elanco,” said O’Neill. “I am proud to be part of this remarkable team of leaders and legal experts. Our collective aim is to launch products that will make a significant positive impact in the world, while generating sustainable value within the company and our local communities.”

O’Neill received an undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. She has served on several boards of nonprofit organizations and has been committed to pro bono work throughout her career.

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