About Lilly

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at and our social channels.


Lilly has a proud tradition of investing in community dating back to its founding. Our founder, Colonel Eli Lilly, and other members of the Lilly family were committed to giving back, leading them to found the Lilly Endowment, one of the largest private foundations in the country. In 1968, continuing this tradition of investing in community, the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation (Lilly Foundation) was created to support philanthropic initiatives improving health and strengthening communities. The Lilly Foundation continues to invest in global health efforts and provides a matching gift program for Lilly employees’ charitable contributions. For more information, click here.

Diversity & Inclusion

Lilly believes embracing diversity means understanding, respecting, and valuing differences. At Lilly, diversity spans the workplace, marketplace, and relationships with suppliers. For information on our diversity efforts, including in clinical trials, click here.

Company Profile

Founded more than 140 years ago on May 10, 1876, Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (U.S.A.). The company has approximately 38,000 employees worldwide, with more than 7,900 engaged in research and development. Lilly conducts research in more than 55 countries, has R&D facilities in six countries, manufacturing plants in 13 countries, and markets its products in 120 countries.


David A. Ricks, Chairman and CEO

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