Chief Operating Officer
United States of America
Patrick Lenihan was appointed Elanco’s Chief Operating Officer in March of 2017. Since joining Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) in 2004, Lenihan has held various leadership roles in Six-Sigma, Human Resources, and Finance. Lenihan has a track record of leading large, complex organizations and functions through change. Most recently, Lenihan had oversight of the financial and strategic operations for Lilly's Emerging Markets division, including responsibility for the division’s annual and strategic planning exercises. Prior to that he held leadership roles as the Finance Director of Lilly’s Insulin API manufacturing plants in Indianapolis and the Director of Global Travel & Meetings for the company. Lenihan earned his undergraduate degree in Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, magna cum laude, in 2000. He earned his M.B.A. in Finance, Marketing, and Biotechnology from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008. Patrick currently serves on the board of the Starfish Initiative and was formerly the Chairman of the Board at Outreach Inc.