Eli Lilly and Co. recently announced that Anthony Murphy, Ph.D., senior vice president of human resources, will be retiring from his position in April after nearly three decades in prominent HR roles at Lilly. The process to name Murphy's successor is underway and that person will be named at a later date.
Murphy first joined Lilly in 1980 as a personnel representative in Basingstoke, U.K., and was named to his current role in June 2005. During his 28-year career at Lilly, he held a variety of HR leadership positions in the United States and internationally, including executive director of HR for Europe, Japan, and the intercontinental region.
"Tony has played a key leadership role in driving the essential transformation of our company while keeping respect for people at the forefront of every discussion," said Lilly Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter. "He also has been a champion of serving patients, helping employees across components and job levels draw a line of sight from their work to the people who depend on our medicines. I will miss his wisdom and friendship in our daily interactions, and I want to sincerely thank him for his loyalty and intense dedication to Lilly."
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