Dr. Aarti Shah
Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer
Eli Lilly and Company
CIO Award Finalist 2019
Aarti Shah is Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Eli Lilly & Company. She reports to Lilly’s CEO and is a key member of the executive committee. An accomplished executive with 25 years of experience, Dr. Shah leads all technology, digital, cybersecurity, advanced analytics and data sciences globally – along with the company’s digital transformation and integration of tech, data and analytics to deliver on Lilly’s mission to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Dr. Shah oversees a team of several thousand employees worldwide. She has held several global roles across the various phases of drug development and commercialization before being appointed as CIO.
Dr. Shah is known for her inspirational and genuine leadership style, and for leading global cross-functional teams from vision development to strategy creation to execution, with significant business outcomes and people development. She serves on several non-profit boards. Dr. Shah received her B.S. and M.S. in Statistics and Mathematics in India before completing her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics at the University of California, Riverside.