Dr. Kausche held subsequent positions as Global Head of Research & Development for three of the top eight global Animal Health companies: Novartis Animal Health, Merial, and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. In addition to his extensive Animal Health R&D experience, he gained expertise in the human health space as head of R&D for Novartis Consumer Health. Prior to that, he also successfully led a companion animal sales force for Novartis Animal Health. A native of Germany, Dr. Kausche received a veterinary degree from the Hannover Veterinary School. He subsequently completed a Master’s of Science degree at Iowa State University. Following the completion of the M.S. degree, Dr. Kausche returned to Europe and obtained the German PhD (Dr.med.vet.) in a combination program between the Hannover Medical and Veterinary Schools. Having completed the Advanced Management Program in 2005, he is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.