Eli Lilly and Co. has named Diogo Rau senior vice-president, chief information and digital officer. Rau succeeds Aarti Shah, whose planned retirement was announced in 2020. Rau most recently served as an information technology executive for retail and online stores at Apple Inc.
“We are excited to welcome Diogo as the new leader of Lilly’s information technology and digital capabilities, as we deepen our corporate-wide use of data, analytics and machine learning, and fully leverage the power of digital capabilities to enhance experiences and outcomes for people that use our medicines,” said David A. Ricks, Lilly’s chairman and CEO. “Diogo’s expertise and leadership roles at Apple, along with his extensive experience in guiding technology strategy, will be invaluable to Lilly as we change how we discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize innovative new medicines to meet the increasing expectations of patients, physicians, and health care systems.”
Rau holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stanford University.