Anne E. White

SVP & President, Lilly Oncology at Eli Lilly

Anne White is a senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Lilly Oncology.

Anne has held a range of roles in drug development across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, neuroscience and infectious diseases. She has led the development of multiple late-phase opportunities and has led teams in successfully submitting and achieving new drug approvals for several new medicines. Anne has also had roles leading early phase drug development and patient tailoring in oncology. Her current and past responsibilities include global leadership and direction of several significant change transformations resulting in improved speed, efficiency and increased organizational health.

Most notably, Anne has led Lilly’s effort to speed drug development, from target identification through successful launch. Anne served most recently as vice president of Portfolio Management, Chorus and Next Generation Research and Development, with previous roles of vice president of Oncology Clinical Development and chief operating officer for oncology. She has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Anne also has experience in small-company pharma, having founded and led a startup company in oncology drug development, collaborating with the Moffitt Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute. Anne earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.

Anne was awarded the Lilly Women’s Network Award for her efforts in mentoring and supporting women in the workplace. She was named to the first President’s Council in Lilly Research Laboratories in recognition for her leadership and impact on others.


  • SVP & President, Lilly Oncology

    Current role

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