Ilya Yuffa

EVP & President, Lilly International at Eli Lilly

Ilya Yuffa is executive vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Lilly International.

With a tenure of more than 24 years at Lilly, Ilya most recently served as vice president of U.S. Diabetes for Lilly USA from 2018 to 2020.

Since joining Lilly in 1996 as a financial analyst, Ilya has held a number of positions in finance, business development, sales and general management. He served as managing director of the Israeli affiliate from 2008 until 2011, senior sales director of osteoporosis from 2011 until 2013, and held senior leadership positions within six sigma and ethics and compliance from 2013 until 2017. In 2017, Ilya was named president and general manager of Lilly’s Italy Hub, leading the commercialization of the entire Lilly portfolio in more than 25 countries.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ilya grew up in Colorado. His career has taken him around the world, and he has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Italy and Israel. Ilya earned a bachelor of science degree from Tulane University in 1996, and a master of business administration degree from the London Business School in 2002.

He is a former board member of PhRMA industry association in Israel and Farmindustria in Italy, and he led as vice chair of the Italian American Pharmaceutical Group. Ilya currently serves on the Downtown Rebuilding & Recovery Committee for Downtown Indy, Inc.


  • EVP & President, Lilly International

    Current role

  • SVP & President, Lilly Bio-Medicines

  • SVP & President, Lilly International

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