Aarti Shah is Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Eli Lilly and Company. She is an accomplished executive with 25+ years of extensive experience in drug development and commercialization, technology, cyber, digital transformation and data sciences. Aarti began her tenure at Lilly in 1994 as a Senior Statistician and was promoted to Research Scientist in 1999. She became Vice President for Global Statistical Sciences and Advanced Analytics in 2009. In 2012, she assumed additional responsibilities as Vice President for Biometrics (statistics, data management and scientific communications). In 2013, she was named Global Brand Development Leader, where she led a team through global regulatory submissions, approvals, and launches of a blockbuster immunology molecule (>$1B in annual sales). She was promoted to SVP and CIO in 2016. Over her tenure, she has held both functional and business leadership roles. Aarti is a board member of Northwest Mutual. She also serves on several nonprofit boards, namely; the Indiana India Business Council, Center of Interfaith Cooperation and Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care USA. She served on the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation board for the full term of 9 years and now is on the Foundation’s Advisory Committee. In 2011, Aarti received the Rising Star Award from HBA. In 2016, she was honored as a “Women of Influence” by the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) and was named one of the “Fierce Women in Biopharma” by Fierce Pharma. In May 2019, she was named one of the top four finalist for the 12th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award. She was named 2019 CTO of the year (top honoree) by IBJ and TechPoint. Aarti 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. She is married and has two sons. Her hobbies include; meditation, spiritual learning, community service, hiking and traveling.
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