People: Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N)
5 Dec 2013
Dr. John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly And Co. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Lilly since April 1, 2008. He became the chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2009. He began work at Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development. Prior to joining Lilly, Dr. Lechleiter attended Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), where he earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1975, and Harvard University, where he earned master's and doctoral degrees in organic chemistry in 1980. Dr. Lechleiter has received honorary doctorates from Marian University (Indianapolis, Indiana), the University of Indianapolis, and the National University of Ireland. Dr. Lechleiter is a member of the American Chemical Society and Business Roundtable. Dr. Lechleiter serves as chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), and on the boards of United Way Worldwide, Xavier University, the Life Sciences Foundation, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He also serves on the board of Nike, Inc.
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