In related changes in LRL, Jen Stotka, M.D., has been named to the role of vice president of global regulatory affairs and Don Therasse, M.D., will assume the role of vice president of global patient safety. Both will report to Garnett.
Karim Bitar has been named president, European operations. Bitar has over 12 years of experience with Lilly, and has held a variety of international roles, including, most recently, general manager of Lilly Italy.
The company has also consolidated and streamlined its European infrastructure from four areas of responsibility down to two. Philippe Prufer will assume the role of vice president and area director of European mid-size as well as central and eastern European markets. In addition, the markets of Africa, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will be combined with the Asian markets (other than China and Japan) and will be led by Eberhard Ludewigs, who will serve as vice president and area director of this expanded region.
Newt Crenshaw, currently president and general manager of Lilly Japan, will assume the newly-created role of vice president of policy, pricing, reimbursement and access, and international corporate affairs. Crenshaw will be based in Indianapolis and will report directly to Alex Azar, senior vice president of corporate affairs. Replacing Crenshaw in Japan will be Alfonso (Chito) Zulueta, currently Lilly's area director for Asia.
Lilly USA Operations:
The company's leadership structure in the U.S. market is also being
changed, with four divisional vice president roles being replaced by two
new vice president positio
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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