Paulo, Leader, Global Commercial Development & Lifecycle Innovation (CDLCI), Ruminants, Equine and Precision Livestock Farming, has always had a close connection to animals. Growing up on a farm in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, he filled his days training dogs, riding horses and herding cattle. “I noticed from an early age that animals have a strong connection with me. I could understand when an animal was in pain or ill because I learned to read their body language. I invested time to learn how to work with cattle in a gentle way by observing their behavior, using intuition, and a healthy dose of trial and error,” he said. Paulo’s affinity for animals, paired with a love of books and science, made pursuing a career as a veterinarian an obvious choice.
Neil, Director, Commercial Operations, knows how to win. More importantly, he knows how to build a team of winners. A passion for people and an entrepreneurial spirit are some key ingredients to a winning recipe that Neil has developed with over 21 years at Zoetis and its predecessor companies. Read on to learn how this antipodean (look it up) business leader keeps his team engaged, surpasses performance objectives, and navigates change.
Roni, Director, Global Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD), has built a vibrant 24-year career at Zoetis and its predecessor companies. She currently manages a team that looks after regulatory activities associated with global pharmacovigilance, but she began her journey in the laboratory as a technician. Roni says that our collaborative culture, underlined by our Core Belief to work as One Zoetis, has been a great foundation for her work. Read on to learn how this dynamic colleague balances being a mother of four, volunteering and making an impact at Zoetis.
Integrity, accountability, passion: These are just a few traits that come to mind getting to know Tiago, General Manager, Chile. In his 18 years in animal health, Tiago has built a remarkable career spanning geographies and business roles. Throughout his professional journey, our Core Belief to Run It Like You Own It has been a guiding principle, especially when it comes to making the most of career opportunities. Read on to learn how Tiago has taken ownership of his career development, and collected the skills to be a great business leader.
Delivering value to China’s swine producers and veterinarians is what drives the success of Allen, Swine Business Unit Director, China. Grounding his working philosophy in our Core Belief to be Customer Obsessed, Allen focuses on his connection with our customers, often visiting their farms to understand how he can better serve their needs. His expansive animal health career provides a strong foundation on which to relate to customers and lead the swine team in a competitive Chinese market.
Saba, Senior Manager, Business Analytics, says her strengths are being proactive, curious and solving problems.
A commitment to customers and a passion for innovation have been key factors in Umit’s success at Zoetis France, where he started as an account manager in 2013.
Christina, Senior Applied Bioresearch Scientist, Biodevices, says that given her bioresearch job title people are often surprised to learn she works with robots. It’s true — she spends her days managing projects for automated biodevices for poultry. While Christina appreciates the innovative science behind robots, she knows that Our Colleagues Make the Difference. Read on to learn more about how Christina is living the Zoetis Core Beliefs and finding ways to innovate poultry operations.
Brian, Senior Packaging Technician, helped complete a two-year manufacturing project in less than five months to meet customer demand for an important Zoetis medicine. How was this possible? Brian lives the Zoetis Core Belief of Run It Like You Own It, and with his team found faster, simpler, and better ways to create a new production line. Read on to learn more about Brian’s story.
This spotlight on our colleagues looks at a special group of contributors to Zoetis: interns. Students join our company for temporary assignments, often during the summer, and they learn about the work we do to improve animal health. Read three stories of interns who are making a difference at Zoetis and seeing the Zoetis Core Beliefs in action.
Mike, U.S. Companion Animal Division, Territory Business Manager, puts his relationship with his customers first. His job is selling Zoetis’ companion animal products to veterinary practices in Ohio. Many of Mike’s customers have also become his friends, and he says they have always supported him, especially when his personal life got tough. Read on to learn how Mike’s customer relationships have been the foundation of his career.
Vikram, Director, Strategic Market Development, Livestock in Japan, doesn't shy away from change - or a challenge.
Mike, Senior Director, Global Commercial Development & Lifecycle Innovation, is committed to animal health, so much so that he uses an animal metaphor to describe his job of planning the future of Zoetis products.
As Director, Animal Research Support, Rose says a key part of her job is to solve problems, clear obstacles, and make it easy for her team to get work done.
Angelo has overseen 14 consecutive quarters of growth for his business in the midst of an extremely challenging economy in Brazil.
No work day is like another for Carl-Johan, Vice President and Chief Counsel for Zoetis' International Operations. His job, together with his team, is to give legal support to Zoetis markets outside of the U.S. On any given day, he could be working with up to 20 different countries, which is why every day is different.
Since Hoang began his role as general manager of Vietnam for Zoetis in January 2015, the country has managed to exceed all expectations— not only in sales, but also in colleague engagement and performance. His positive track record is rooted in living the Zoetis Core Beliefs as a leader, and his team is more engaged than ever to succeed.
Shelly, Director, Global Diagnostics Operations and Strategy has worked for Zoetis at the same location for 23 years, but she says she's had at least three distinct careers within the company and its legacy businesses.
Ana, Director of Human Resources in Brazil, joined Zoetis in 2013 when the company was separating from Pfizer. A defining moment in her career, Ana and her team built, in a short amount of time, an independent human resources function for Zoetis in Brazil. Since then, she has helped drive other big projects including hiring and onboarding efforts and a new talent program in Brazil.
Jon is a builder at heart. He grew up loving Lego® (and admits he still does) and studied engineering at Cambridge. Today, Jon wants to build a better commercial business at Zoetis. His job is Director of Business Operations for the Northern Europe Cluster of International Commercial Operations. And he recently took on an expanded role: helping to lead the transformation of Zoetis’ international business through the Global Commerce Project.