Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today announced leadership changes that will accelerate its long-term growth strategy in key markets and add new talent to its executive team. Glenn David, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Zoetis, has been named Executive Vice President and Group President, overseeing International Operations and other business units, effective June 1, 2021.
In addition, the company announced Wetteny Joseph will join Zoetis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to CEO Kristin Peck, and assume responsibility for the oversight of the company’s financial management, planning, and business development group, effective June 1, 2021.
“Glenn’s record of success at Zoetis, plus his deep knowledge of our operations and the animal health industry, make him the ideal leader to drive Zoetis’ next phase of global growth in international markets, aquaculture, biodevices and pet insurance,” said Chief Executive Officer Kristin Peck.
“As CFO for the last five years and a leader in animal health for a decade, Glenn has been a champion for building our business. He has played a pivotal role in supporting our recent product launches, scrutinizing new business opportunities, and investing in global expansion initiatives. We are very excited by the strong leadership qualities and experience Glenn will bring to this role,” said Peck.
“The Board and I are also excited to welcome Wetteny, a proven leader in healthcare whose global experience and results-driven approach will help ensure that Zoetis continues its strong growth trajectory,” said Peck. “Wetteny has impeccable CFO credentials from his years at Catalent, and he has built world-class Finance organizations and strong relationships with the investment community. I am confident that he will continue to enhance the reputation Zoetis has built for our market performance, value creation and leadership in animal health.”
As GroupPresident, David will oversee Zoetis’ international operations, including China and Brazil, two of the company’s largest and fastest-growing markets. He will also be responsible for the company’s aquaculture business (PHARMAQ), Global BioDevices, and Pumpkin Pet Insurance.
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished at Zoetis over the last eight years, and I see even greater opportunities ahead with an innovative portfolio that is addressing critical needs and defining new standards of care for animals,” said David. “I am excited to take on a more customer-facing role leading our commercial teams, and I look forward to helping accelerate our long-term growth in international markets, where we see untapped opportunities for our products and services.”
As CFO, Joseph will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Kristin Peck and become part of the Zoetis Executive Team. He brings with him valuable financial expertise and deep experience in the healthcare industry from 13 years at Catalent, a global leader in pharmaceuticals, biologics and consumer health products. During his career, he has worked across diverse and complex businesses, leading finance functions and business units, and managing relationships with stakeholders from customers to investors.
“I am delighted with the tremendous opportunity to join a world leading company like Zoetis,” said Joseph. “Zoetis has been delivering sustainable revenue and earnings growth since its launch, while also introducing innovative new products for customers. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to Zoetis and building on that strong track record of performance with Kristin and the team.”