Dr. Lechleiter, 59, a director since 2009, is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”). He has served as president and chief executive officer since April 2008.
He has been a member of Lilly’s board of directors since 2005 and was named chairman in 2008. Dr. Lechleiter began work at Lilly as a senior organic chemist in Lilly’s process research and development division in 1979. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Business Roundtable, and Business Council.
He serves on the boards of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), United Way Worldwide, Xavier University, the Life Sciences Foundation, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.