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Elzo M. Kannekens DVM

MSD Animal Health

Director Global Public Policy & Multilateral Affairs


Elzo Kannekens joined MSD Animal Health in January 2019 as Director Global Public Policy and Multilateral Affairs. In this position he is responsible for the relationship of Merck Animal Health with multilateral institutions like the World Trade Organization, and the World Organization of Animal Health and serving as a technical expert and strategist for the EU policy team. In late 2014 he joined the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality as Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer and Head of Unit for Veterinary Market Access. Elzo Kannekens has extensive experience in the agriculture and animal health arena as a veterinarian in general practice, a veterinarian at a university bovine health clinic and a lecturer in bovine health management, among others. He also has experience in the consulting field with experience in sustainable agriculture and a focus on communications and business strategy for multinational companies in the animal production chain.