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Eli Lilly and Company

Member Since 2006

David A. Ricks

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David A. Ricks - Eli Lilly

Dave Ricks has served as chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since January 1, 2017. He became chairman of the board of directors on June 1, 2017.

A 20-year Lilly veteran, Dave served as president of Lilly Bio-Medicines from 2012 to 2016. Previously, he was president of Lilly USA, the company’s largest affiliate, from 2009 to 2012. He served as president and general manager of Lilly China, operating in one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets, from 2008 to 2009. And he was general manager of Lilly Canada from 2005 to 2008, after roles as director of pharmaceutical marketing and national sales director in that country. Dave joined Lilly in 1996 as a business development associate and held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada.

Dave earned a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1990 and an MBA from Indiana University in 1996.

Dave serves on the board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He chairs the Riley Children’s Foundation Board of Governors.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

Gold Standard  Employer

Since 2011


At Lilly, our commitment to making life better goes beyond the medicines we make - it’s at the very heart of our business. We are honored to have been designated a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accredited corporation, which underscores the importance we place on the well-being of our employees. We in Lilly Oncology, continually strive to create an environment of wellness for our employees, one that provides them with the preventive care and education they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

— David A. Ricks

Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Leslie M Ayres, RN, Manager Corporate Health Services; Charles Williams, Senior Director - Corporate Health Services

Life Sciences Consortium

LSC  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Susan Mahony, PhD, Senior Vice President and President, Lilly Oncology; Anwar M. Hossain, Research Scientist

Member: Anwar M. Hossain, Research Scientist

Project Data Sphere, LLC

an independent initiative of the Life Sciences Consortium

Data Provider

Since 2015

Eli Lilly and Company

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

We were founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs. More than a century later, we are passionate about building on this precedent in our continued pursuit to make life better for individuals, communities, and the world around us.

Our heritage and our values are the foundation of our promise to unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

Our mission
We make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.

Our values
Integrity, excellence, respect for people

Our vision
We will make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century.