Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Company and President, Lilly Bio-Medicines

Christi Shaw is a senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines. Before she rejoined Lilly in April 2017, she had most recently served as U.S. country head and president of Novartis Corporation.

Christi has served on the boards of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Young Women’s Leadership Network. In May 2016, she was presented with Eye for Pharma’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her industry thought-leadership and dedication to the needs of patients. Also in 2016, PharmaVOICE named Shaw to its 100 Most Inspiring People list, and Diversity Journal included her on its roster of Women Worth Watching. Christi has spoken at leading industry conferences on the future of health care, driving innovation to support better patient outcomes and encouraging a diverse and inclusive culture. In addition, her perspectives have been featured in Working Mother and Life Science Leader magazines.

Christi worked at Lilly from 1989 to 2002 in sales and marketing roles, and she later held a series of increasingly responsible roles in the Janssen and Ethicon subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. In 2017, Shaw founded the More Moments More Memories Foundation to assist people with cancer and their caregiver.