Meet the Executive Eli Lilly and Company Leadership Team: Dave Ricks
Dave Ricks became senior vice president and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines in January 2012. Bio-Medicines is the largest of Lilly’s five business areas in terms of sales and includes more than 20 countries, among them the world’s largest pharmaceutical markets, including the U.S.and Japan, along with Lilly’s ACE region (Australia, Canada, and Europe). He is also a senior vice president for Eli Lilly and Company and is a member of the company’s executive committee,
Bio-Medicines encompasses the therapeutic areas of neuroscience, cardiovascular, urology, musculoskeletal and autoimmunity. Bio-Medicines is also home to Lilly’s global marketing organization and Lilly’s PRA (pricing, reimbursement, and access) function.
Ricks joined Lilly in 1996 as a business development associate and held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada in 2002 as director of pharmaceutical marketing and then national sales director in 2004. From 2005 to 2008, Ricks was general manager of Lilly Canada. He served as president and general manager of Lilly China, one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets, from 2008 to 2009, before becoming president of Lilly USA in 2009.
Ricks earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Purdue University in 1990, and an MBA from Indiana University in 1996. He has also worked for Hewlett Packard Corporation and IBM.
Source: Eli Lilly and Co. Press Releases – Executive Bios