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Eli Lilly announces appointment of new chairman

23rd September 2008

Eli Lilly has announced the appointment of John C Lechileiter as chairman of the board, effective from the start of next year.

Current president and chief executive of the firm Mr Lechleiter will succeed Sidney Taurel, who will retire from the company on December 31st 2008.

The company noted Mr Taurel will be named chairman emeritus in recognition of his achievements as chairman and previously as chief executive officer of the business.

Mr Leichleiter said: “I am honoured to be chosen to serve as chairman of Eli Lilly and company and build upon the strong foundation established by Sidney Taurel.”

He added that the pharmacy supplier industry and Eli Lilly face unprecedented change in the years ahead, with it vital for the business to transform to meet these challenges.

Earlier this month, Eli Lilly presented the stories of inspiration and perseverance from the winners of the global Inspired by Diabetes contest.

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