United States of America
Dr. José Manuel Correia de Simas is currently responsible for Latin America Business. Simas joined Elanco in 2000 in Brazil where he held a technical role for cattle products. He moved to global marketing in a technical support role in 2002 and moved to the United States. In 2004, Simas took on the responsibility for the Argentina and Chile operations. In late 2005, he moved to Vienna, Austria to serve as area director for Elanco’s operations in Central-Eastern Europe/North Africa/Middle Eastern markets. Simas also led the U.S. beef business from 2008 to 2011. He has also lead B2B and Global Accounts and, prior to his actual position, has held Product Development, Regulatory and R&D operations. Simas received a bachelor’s from the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil. He also holds a master’s and a doctorate in Animal Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Arizona, USA, as well as a post doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.