Aarti Shah, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer
Eli Lilly and Company
Aarti Shah is a senior vice president and serves as chief information and digital officer of Eli Lilly and Company. She has responsibilities for global information technology, information security, advanced analytics and data sciences, and digital health.
Aarti joined Lilly in 1994 as a senior statistician and was promoted to research scientist in 1999. She became vice president for biometrics in November 2009 and led three global functions: global statistical sciences, data sciences and solutions, and global scientific communications. Aarti developed and created an Advanced Analytics hub to enhance Lilly’s analytical capabilities and competencies. In 2013, she was named global brand development leader in Lilly’s Bio-Medicines business unit. She was promoted to senior vice president and became chief information officer in July 2016.
Aarti received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics and mathematics in India before completing her Ph.D. in applied statistics at the University of California, Riverside.
Aarti currently serves on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, the Indiana India Business Council and the Center of Interfaith Cooperation. She serves as a trustee for Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care–USA, a nonprofit organization focused on educational, medical and humanitarian care. In 2016, she was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal and was also named one of the Fierce Women in Biopharma by FiercePharma.