Simon Dunne - Zoetis Companion Animal Business Director
Zoetis UK Appoints Simon Dunne As Companion Animal Business Unit Director
13th November, 2023 21h42
Zoetis UK today announced the addition of Simon Dunne as Companion Animal Business Director. Simon brings a comprehensive understanding of the companion animal sector and commercial expertise to the position with experience working with companies including Royal Canin. In this role Mr Dunne will lead the strategic direction and operational management of Zoetis’ Companion Animal Business Division across the UK, reporting directly to General Manager at Zoetis UK Oya Canbas.
"We are delighted to welcome Simon to lead our Companion Animal Business Unit. He brings a valuable wealth of commercial expertise to the team,” said Oya Canbas, General Manager at Zoetis UK. “Simon has an impressive and diverse background with global experience contributing to his leadership industry insights, which I’m confident will be instrumental in driving our commitment to providing innovative solutions and support to veterinarians and pet owners across the UK.”
Simon’s love of animals and strategic vision for growth and development aligns with Zoetis' dedication to nurturing the world and humankind by advancing care for animals. His leadership further strengthens Zoetis' position as a frontrunner in the animal health industry as it continues to develop and offer innovative ways to predict, prevent, detect and treat animal illness.
"I’m delighted to join Zoetis and have the opportunity to lead the Companion Animal Business Unit in the UK," commented Simon. "I’m excited to work with the talented Zoetis teams and to share my learnings and knowledge with the business as I experience Zoetis’s expertise first hand. I look forward to contributing to the delivery of high-quality products and services that positively impact the lives of companion animals and their pet owners."
Simon’s appointment as the Companion Animal Business Unit Director is effective from November 2023. His leadership is anticipated to steer Zoetis UK's Companion Animal Division towards continued success and innovation.
About Simon Dunne
Most recently, Simon served as Sales & Marketing Director for UK and Ireland for Mars Petcare’s Royal Canin Professional and Vet Channel.Under his leadership, Royal Canin defended and strengthened its leading position in the UK market through customer partnerships and building on the talent agenda. Prior to that he had a varied career ranging across Europe and Asia with functional and strategic roles in marketing, commercial and operations for companies such as Unilever and Keelings.
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