Vice President of Elanco Asia Pacific
United States of America
Ralph Heuser came onboard as the Vice President for Elanco Asia Pacific effective January 1st, 2015 bringing with him vast and valuable experience in the animal health business. Prior to Elanco, Heuser had previously served as the Region Head Europe for Novartis Animal Health. He first worked for Pfizer, starting in 1994, as regional Key Account Manager, where he spent much time on the road and with customers. He says his company car became his office and the intense customer interaction greatly benefited him in later positions in sales, marketing and management. Heuser then moved to become a Farm Animal Business Product Manager for Boehringer in 1996 and later joined Novartis as Head Marketing and Sales for the Human Medical Nutrition business (now part of Nestlé). During more than 18 years with Novartis and Novartis Animal Health he served in management positions for various countries in Central Europe as well as in Germany and Australia & New Zealand. Most recently, he held the role as Head of Global Sales Excellence and was appointed Head of Region Europe in 2013. Heuser studied agricultural economics at the University in Bonn, Germany and received a doctorate in macroeconomics from the same university.