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CHICAGO, March 14, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADM (NYSE: ADM), a worldwide leader in human and animal nutrition, today revealed that its Board of Directors has actually chosen Elanco executive vice president for Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, Dr. Ellen de Brabander, to mean election to the Board at the business’s upcoming Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on May 4, 2023.

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Ellen de Brabander (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our Board’s management has actually been important to our portfolio change, and with the addition of Ellen de Brabander we’re including brand-new know-how to help power our development,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “Ellen brings a broad clinical background and deep R&D and development experience in human nutrition, life sciences and animal health – which line up well with a lot of the development opportunities ADM is pursuing.”

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In her present function at Elanco, de Brabander drives early and late-stage pipeline execution throughout pet health and stock, consisting of dietary health services. She formerly functioned as senior vice president for R&D at PepsiCo, with company-wide duty for food safety, quality, regulative, and digital change in R&D, and prior to that, for all item developments for the nutrition classification. De Brabander has actually likewise held executive management positions in Boehringer Ingelheim (then referred to as Merial), Merck Animal Health (formerly Intervet), and DSM. De Brabander holds a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from Leiden University in The Netherlands, having actually finished post-doctoral operate in molecular biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has actually co-authored more than 60 publications in clinical journals, holds 18 patents, and has actually gotten several awards for her research study, consisting of the Golden Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society in 2000 for Best Chemist under 40. She was a founding board member of the European Institute of Technology and founding CEO of EIT Food, the biggest public-private collaboration in the food sector.

ADM likewise revealed that Lead Director Donald Felsinger will retire from the Board, having actually reached the retirement age of 75.

“When Don Felsinger joined our Board of Directors in 2009, ADM was a really various business,” Luciano said. “Over the last years and more, we’ve developed a much better ADM, and Don’s management and assistance have actually been essential to that procedure of tactical adjustment and development. Our whole business owes him thanks for his important service.”

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Francisco Sanchez, a member of the Board given that 2014, likewise has actually identified not to mean re-election.

“At a time of increasing international intricacy, Francisco gave our Board crucial experience and know-how in public law, international trade and global financial investment,” Luciano said. “As we made choices around financial investments in crucial development areas around the globe, we understood we might depend on Francisco’s know-how to help guide us. We value his service to ADM, and want him all the very best.”

About ADM

ADM opens the power of nature to improve the lifestyle. We’re a premier international human and animal nutrition business, providing services today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing brand-new tracks in health and wellness as our researchers establish revolutionary items to support much healthier living. We’re an advanced innovator blazing a trail to a brand-new future of plant-based customer and commercial services to change petroleum-based items. We’re an unequaled farming supply chain supervisor and processor, offering food security by linking regional requirements with international abilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling throughout whole worth chains to help decarbonize our market and secure our world. From the seed of the concept to the result of the option, we offer consumers an edge in fixing the dietary and sustainability difficulties these days and tomorrow. Learn more at

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