Eli Lilly’s senior vice president of global quality Fionnuala Walshis retiring after almost three decades at the company.
Her replacement will be Johna Norton currently is vice president, Global Quality for API Manufacturing, Product Research and Development, who will be promoted to her new role beginning in April.
Another executive change Lilly announced on Thursday is that Bart Peterson, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs and Communications, will leave the company at the end of March “to pursue personal business interests and expand his community volunteer commitments”, as the company said in its press release.
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies is currently searching replacement for Peterson, who is a former two-term mayor of Indianapolis, and has been with Lilly since 2009.
David Ricks, Lilly president and CEO said: “Fionnuala and Bart have been invaluable members of our executive committee as our business has gone through tremendous transformation during the last few years.
“Fionnuala has worked diligently to ensure that we have maintained the highest quality standards across our worldwide operations, which is absolutely essential to our business.
“And, Bart’s leadership and political acumen have been vital to help us meet the significant challenges of an incredibly complex health care environment. His strong passion and vision for global health has been instrumental in making life better for people around the world.”