Johnny A. Jacobsen, DVM, MSc
Chief Operating Officer

Johnny Jacobsen, DVM, MSc joined AlcheraBio in February 2009 as the company’s chief operating officer. Dr. Jacobsen received his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan and his MSc degree in applied parasitology from the University of Calgary. After establishing a mixed animal practice in Alberta, Canada, Dr. Jacobsen joined the technical services organization of Merck AgVet, now Merial, in positions of increasing responsibility. He oversaw more than 45 field trials and established critical relationships with key leaders in the veterinary community. Later, as an executive in Merck AgVet’s and Merial’s global marketing and strategic planning organizations, Dr. Jacobsen authored a number of Statements of Interest and Market Opportunity Reports that resulted in new product development projects. He led global cross-functional development and marketing teams in support of the launches of two major cattle products and managed extensive product portfolios, interfacing with manufacturing, clinical development, regulatory affairs, and worldwide subsidiaries. Immediately prior to joining AlcheraBio, Dr. Jacobsen was at Merck & Co., Inc. where he was a global brand leader in several therapeutic areas in the Global Human Health organization.