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Eli Lilly appoints Luca Visini as MD of India operations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

US pharma major and Company today said it has appointed as managing director of its Indian subsidiary with effect from February 1, 2018.

Visini replaces Edgard Olaizola, who headed operations from September 2013 to January 2018, and will now be moving internally to a new role.

Visini joined in 2004 and held several strategic leadership roles in various functional departments out of in Indianapolis, the USA and

From 2011 to 2014, he was the for Lilly Romania.

Commenting on the appointment, Visini said: "I am taking the lead of Lilly 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 such as and and the company is determined to engage with all stakeholders in the in to help people live longer, healthier and more active lives, he added.

In 1993, Lilly and Company established its wholly- owned subsidiary Lilly and Company (India) Pvt Ltd, headquartered in

Since then, Lilly India has expanded its operations considerably in the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:30 IST