Edgardo Hernandez

SVP & President, Manufacturing Operations at Eli Lilly

Edgardo Hernandez is senior vice president at Eli Lilly and Company and president of manufacturing operations.

Ed served as senior vice president of global parenteral drug product, delivery devices and regional manufacturing from 2018 until 2021. In this role, he was responsible for global parenteral manufacturing, emerging markets manufacturing, drug-product contract manufacturing, packaging, and distribution operations. Ed provided oversite for manufacturing sites in 12 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia; these sites manufacture the final parenteral product that reaches patients.

Previously, Ed was vice president of Fegersheim Operations for Lilly’s manufacturing site located in France. He joined Lilly in 2005 as an engineering services leader for Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico, after working for several years in various positions for Pfizer and Pharmacia. Before that, he served as site head for two other Lilly manufacturing sites: Indianapolis Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturing from 2014 until 2016, and PR06 in Puerto Rico from 2012 until 2014.

Ed is a native of Puerto Rico and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and North Carolina State University, respectively.


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  • SVP & President, Manufacturing Operations

    May 2, 2021 - present

  • SVP of Global Parenteral Drug Product & Device Manufacturing

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