Mr. Barella was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on April 11, 2016. Mr. Barella has significant global experience across the Animal Health, Human Health, Crop Protection and Chemical Industries, having held a variety of senior management and executive positions throughout his career. In February 2015 he was appointed Chairman of Netafim, the world leader in irrigation, based in Tel-Aviv. Prior to that, Mr. Barella served on the Advisory Board of mABxience, a biotech company in Spain, focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialisation of biosimilars for human health. From 2001 to 2013 Jose held several roles at Merial, including leading the Companion Animals Division, serving as the Chief Operating Officer with responsibility over Companion and Production Animals, and finally being appointed CEO of Merial and Senior VP Animal Health and CEO of Merial when the company became a division of Sanofi. Mr. Barella’s experience also includes leadership roles with Cosipa, Alcoa, and Rhone Poulenc’s Brazilian subsidiary, Rhodia Pharma.