Eli Lilly appoints Luca Visini as MD of India operations
New Delhi: US pharma major Eli Lilly and Company said it has appointed Luca Visini as managing director of its Indian subsidiary with effect from February 1, 2018.
Visini replaces Edgard Olaizola, who headed Lilly India operations from September 2013 to January 2018, and will now be moving internally to a new role.
Visini joined Lilly in 2004 and held several strategic leadership roles in various functional departments out of Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, the USA, and Europe.
From 2011 to 2014, he was the country manager for Lilly Romania.
Commenting on the appointment, Visini said: "I am taking the lead of Lilly India in a year that marks Lilly's 25-year presence in India, and that will witness the launch of several innovative medications which will help answer unmet needs."
Lilly has a strong heritage and experience in the research, development, and management of chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes and the company is determined to engage with all stakeholders in the healthcare field in India to help people live longer healthier and more active lives, he added.
In 1993, Eli Lilly and Company established its wholly- owned subsidiary Eli Lilly and Company (India) Pvt Ltd, headquartered in Gurgaon.
Since then, Lilly India has expanded its operations considerably in the country.