The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Dennis Schaffler

Senior Director - Global Market Access - The Americas, Elanco Animal Health


B. Sc Agriculture (Animal Science) – 1976. University of Pretoria, South Africa

BVSc – 1981. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa

M. Med. Vet 1992 – Master of Veterinary Medicine, Medical University of South Africa

MRCVS - Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, United Kingdom – 1992


10 years in Production Animal Veterinary private practice and Veterinary academia in South
Africa from 1980 -1990. I successfully completed a postgraduate veterinary specialist degree in
Production Animal Medicine in 1992.

28 years in the Food Animal Health Industry with Elanco including international assignments in
six countries on five continents. Fulfilled roles in Marketing, Sales and General Management.

Work experience includes assignments in Southern Africa, Europe, USA, Australasia and South East
Asia. Prior to returning to USA in 2010, I was the Pacific Rim Area Director for 5 years, based in

Senior Director, US Dairy Operations from January 2010-September 2017, based in Indianapolis, Indiana

Currently Senior Director’ Global Market Access - The America’s (USA/Canada & South America)

Married with one son.

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