July 11, 2023


Zoetis announces appointment of new president of US operations



Zoetis Inc. has announced the addition of Ester Banque as executive vice president and president of US operations, effective July 10.


A global senior executive with over 30 years of experience in health sciences with top tier pharmaceutical companies, Banque will be a member of the Zoetis executive team and report to chief executive officer Kristin Peck.


"We are excited to welcome Ester Banque to lead our US business after a thoughtful and extensive search process," said Peck. "We were impressed by Ester's diverse, global experience, leadership of high performing teams and above-market growth achievements. She is a passionate, purpose-driven leader who brings diverse experience and an impressive track record of driving results, which will promote Zoetis' long-term sustainable growth."


In her new role, Banque will have responsibility for the company's US commercial operations, continuing to broaden and expand the company's key franchises and shape the market for future innovation, providing exceptional experiences for companion animal and livestock customers.


"I am proud to join Zoetis and be part of an organisation that is built on the foundation of a purpose-driven culture, powered by an innovative, robust pipeline and high-performing teams," said Banque. "This new challenge will allow me to further expand my commitment to healthcare and advance Zoetis' purpose "to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. I am looking forward to building on Zoetis' leadership in animal health and capitalising on opportunities to make a positive impact on our customers, colleagues and communities."


In connection with Banque's appointment, William Dorsey, interim head of US operations since February 2023, will continue in his finance leadership role.


"On behalf of the Zoetis Executive Team, I also want to thank (Dorsey) for his leadership over the past five months," said Peck.


- Zoetis

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