Syed Abbas Yar-Khan

Group Vice President, Global Parenteral Products and Devices, Eli Lilly

Abbas Yar-Khan is Group Vice President of Global Parenteral Products and Devices at Eli Lilly and Company. In his role, he oversees a network of 10 manufacturing facilities and over 50 Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) across the United States, Europe, and Asia. With a team of over 5500 employees, he is responsible for end-to-end operations, including formulation, aseptic filling, device assembly, packaging, and distribution of all finished drug parenteral product lines for global markets. Before joining Lilly, Abbas spent over 25 years as a prominent leader in Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply, where he held various roles including Senior Vice President, Manufacturing for the Plasma Operating Unit and Site Head at the Los Angeles, CA manufacturing facility. He has also and held roles with increasing responsibility within the Quality function including Head of Quality for the Plasma Operating Unit. Abbas holds a Master’s in Business Administration from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.