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Eli Lilly names two executives

Christian Fernsby |
Indianapolis, In., USA - Eli Lilly and Company announced Edgardo Hernandez, who currently serves as SVP, will be new SVP and president of Lilly manufacturing operations and Alonzo Weems will be new SVP and chief ethics and compliance officer.

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Edgardo Hernandez earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez and his master's in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Prior to joining Lilly in 2005, Mr. Hernandez worked for Pfizer.

Mr. Hernandez's career at Lilly has included roles with increasing leadership responsibilities in engineering services and manufacturing strategy, as well as manufacturing site-head roles in Puerto Rico, France, and the United States.

He currently oversees Lilly's parenteral and device manufacturing network, as well as the company's global supply chain activities.

Mr. Hernandez will assume his new role on May 2, 2021.

Alonzo Weems earned his bachelor's degree in English from Wabash College and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Prior to joining Lilly in 1997, Mr. Weems was an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Weems has held roles of increasing responsibility at Lilly, including general counsel of Lilly Canada, general counsel for Lilly USA and general counsel for the global Bio-Medicines and Diabetes business units, which included responsibilities for legal teams in Australia, Canada, China, Europe and Japan.

In his current role, he is responsible for the corporate legal functions which includes commercial transactions, litigation, regulatory, and human resources.