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Sebastien Lafon

Managing Director

Sebastien has had an accomplished international career in the animal health industry. Originally from France, he is a proven financial executive, including a past role as Merial's North America BU CFO. During that time, he helped build the world's largest pet pharmaceutical franchise, with brands like Frontline, Heartgard and Nexgard.

As the Global VP of Digital and Marketing services at Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim , he was a key driver for the pre- and post-integration helping deliver key deal synergies. More recently, Sebastien has served as an advisor to many companies in the animal health space and is a recognized speaker across the industry.

Sebastien brings an outstanding network of relationships with large and small companies in animal health including in pet pharmaceuticals, veterinary software, pet tech, pet treats, veterinary diagnostics, and more.

Sebastien also invested in Pet Tech, Cyber-security and AI start-ups. He is currently serving on the board of the HBS Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta French-American Chamber of Commerce, and was the co-founder of the French Tech Atlanta chapter. He brings a combination of experience, intellectual expertise and sector knowledge that can help propel our animal health IPG to the next level.