INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that Sue Mahony, Ph.D., senior vice president of Lilly and president of Lilly Oncology, will retire at the end of August after 18 years of service with the company. Mahony is also a member of Lilly's executive committee.
"On behalf of our executive team and the company, I want to thank Sue for her leadership over the past 18 years," said David A. Ricks, Lilly's chairman and chief executive officer. "Her passion for patients and strong sense of purpose are inspiring to all of us."
Mahony led Lilly Oncology through the integration of ImClone, successfully launched several key brands—including Verzenio™—and most recently led the refocusing of the company's oncology R&D strategy. Prior to this, as senior vice president of human resources and diversity, Mahony played a key role in restructuring the company into business units.
Mahony joined Lilly in 2000 after more than a decade in sales and marketing roles in Europe for Schering-Plough, Amgen and Bristol-Myers Squibb. At Lilly, Mahony has held senior leadership positions in product development, Six Sigma, marketing and general management roles.
"What I've appreciated over the years is the opportunity to participate in something greater than myself," said Mahony. "We make medicines that help patients with cancer live longer. What a privilege it's been to wake up each morning with that as my life's work."
Lilly is considering internal and external candidates to succeed Mahony.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements about leadership changes within Lilly's human pharmaceutical business and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. There are risks and uncertainties related to leadership changes, including with regard to identifying a successor to Ms. Mahony and the timing of these changes. For discussion of important risks and uncertainties, please see Lilly's latest Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements.
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