Meet the Executive Eli Lilly and Company Leadership Team: Jacques Tapiero
Jacques Tapiero became president of emerging markets on November 1, 2009. The business unit, which became operational on January 1, 2010, increases the company’s focus on many of the world’s fastest-growing markets, such as China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and Turkey. Tapiero is also a senior vice president for Eli Lilly and Company. Since November 2004, he had served as president of the intercontinental region for Lilly, which comprised offices in Asia, Australia, Africa and Middle East Countries, Canada, Latin America and Russia. He is a member of the company’s executive committee.
Born in Morocco, Tapiero is a Swiss citizen who in 1980 received a master of business administration from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce at Clermond Ferrand in France. In 1982, he obtained a second master of business administration degree at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Tapiero joined Lilly in 1983 as a financial analyst. He held several sales and finance positions at Indianapolis, France, Sweden, and Switzerland. He was named managing director of Lilly Sweden in 1993. From 1995 to 1999, Tapiero was president and general manager at Lilly Brazil. In late 1999, Tapiero was named president and general manager for Lilly France.
Tapiero is a member of the Thunderbird Global Council, a council of leading business executives who advise Thunderbird, the School of Global Management, a leader in global business education. Tapiero also serves on the board of directors for McCormick & Company, a global leader in flavor.
Source: Eli Lilly and Co. Press Releases – Executive Bios