Alex M. Azar II
The Honorable Alex M. Azar II was the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During his tenure as Secretary, he led the historic transformation of the healthcare system in the United States and the HHS’s response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. He has also played significant roles on the global health stage and championing the U.S.’s global health security efforts, including representing the U.S. in the World Health Assembly, working with the WHO to end Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, chairing the most active G7 health ministerial in history in 2020, and convening and leading western hemisphere coordinated efforts to assist with the Venezuelan refugee crisis. In addition to his public sector work, Secretary Azar served for ten years at Eli Lilly and Company, including five years as the longest-serving president of Lilly USA, LLC, its largest affiliate. He serves on several corporate and advisory boards and is a part-time Adjunct Professor of Business and Senior Executive-in-Residence at the University of Miami Herbert Business School.