Aaron Schacht

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President of Innovation, Regulatory and Business Development, Elanco

Aaron Schacht serves as executive vice president of innovation, regulatory and business development at Elanco. In this role, he oversees global R&D, regulatory affairs and business development. With a focus on ideas, products and technologies that address customers’ unmet needs, he applies his passion for scientific discovery to pursue innovative animal health solutions.

Schacht began his career in R&D more than 30 years ago and brings diverse experiences and expertise in life science innovation to his position. He enjoyed a distinguished career at Eli Lilly and Company – starting as a medicinal chemist – where he served in a variety of leadership and strategic management roles across Elanco’s former pharmaceutical company parent.

Schacht obtained a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.