Sidney Taurel is Chairman emeritus of Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Taurel joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1971 and worked at the company for 37 years, 15 of which were spent on international assignments based in Sao Paulo, Vienna, Paris, and London. Mr. Taurel held senior leadership positions for 23 years, becoming President of Lilly International in 1986, President of the Pharmaceutical Division in 1993, COO in 1996, CEO in 1998, and Chairman of the Board in 1999. He retired as Chairman and CEO in 2008. During his 10-year tenure as CEO, he was selected by Worth Magazine as one of the 11 best CEOs in America and twice by Institutional Investor as the best CEO in the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Taurel graduated in 1969 from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris, France and received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1971.
Boards and Service
2001 to present - IBM Corporation, Board of Directors
1996 to present - McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Board of Directors
2008 to present - BioCrossroads, Board of Directors
2009 to present - Takeda, Global Advisory Board (Japan)
2009 to present - Almirall, Global Advisory Board (Spain)
1991 to present - Columbia Business School, Board of Overseers
2000 to present - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Business Council, Board of Trustees
1993 to 2008 - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, President
1996 to 2001 - ITT Industries, Board of Directors
2002 to 2004 - Presidential Appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Council
2002 to 2007 - President’s Export Council
2007 to 2009 - Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations