Michael C. Heim is the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") a position held since January 2004. Prior to that Mr. Heim had been the chief technology officer with accountability for enterprise architecture and data strategy the global implementation of SAP and global financial and human resources information technology solutions since November 1999. Mr. Heim joined Lilly in 1979 as an analyst in the corporate information systems group became a staff financial auditor for the financial component in 1981 and later became Lilly's first certified information systems auditor. In 1985 Mr. Heim rejoined information systems as manager with responsibility for manufacturing marketing financial and human resource systems support. Mr. Heim was named a manager of engineering for facilities delivery administration in 1989 and director of information systems-medical operations in 1992. In 1995 Mr. Heim was promoted to information officer for Lilly Research Laboratories and in 1998 was named information officer for European and intercontinental operations with responsibility for IT activities outside the United States.
Mr. Heim serves on a number of executive councils including the Lotus Advisory Board the Microsoft Pharmaceutical Advisory Council the SAP Life Sciences Executive Council and the Dean's Advisory Council-Indiana University School of Informatics. A native of Cincinnati Ohio Mr. Heim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Marian College and an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University.