5. Biomedicines background
Azar joined Lilly in 2007, serving two years as senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications. In 2009, he was promoted to vice president of managed healthcare services until being named the president of Lilly USA in 2012.
In these roles, Azar addressed neuroscience, cardiovascular health, men’s health, musculoskeletal, autoimmune disease and Alzheimer’s disease for the pharmaceutical company in addition to the sales, marketing, and payer operations.