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Alex Azar

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Alex Azar

24th Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services
Alex Azar

Secretary Alex Azar is an advisor to Foresite Capital, sits on several corporate boards and advisory boards, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Herbert Business School, and is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, the American Task Force On Lebanon’s Policy Advisory Board, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Future of Health Care Advisory Group, the advisory board of the National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation, and the Healthcare Leadership Council. Azar served as the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2018-2021), leading over 85,000 employees with a budget of over $1.4 trillion. He was the architect of Operation Warp Speed, delivering COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics in record time. He led the historic transformation of the healthcare system in the United States and HHS’s response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest affiliate of global biopharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly and Company. Before his tenure at Lilly, Azar was the Deputy Secretary of HHS and its General Counsel. Azar earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.