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Janssen aims to change the way diseases are treated, and aggressively pursues new pathways, investigating new technologies and treatment modalities in Oncology, Immunology, NeuroscienceInfectious Diseases & Vaccines, Cardiovascular & Metabolism and Pulmonary Hypertension. Driven by our commitment to patients, we bring innovative products, services, and solutions to people throughout the world. We recognize the impact of serious conditions on people’s lives, and we aim to empower people through disease awareness, education and access to quality care.

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare products, our promise is to deliver bold breakthroughs and meaningful medical innovation, and to never stop working toward a future where disease is a thing of the past.

Here is the leadership team that guides Janssen.

JENNIFER TAUBERT

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
WORLDWIDE CHAIRMAN, PHARMACEUTICALS
JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Jennifer Taubert is Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company. She is a member of the Corporation’s Executive Committee and leads the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee.

Jennifer has been a leader in shaping the global strategy of transformational medical innovation for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, successfully delivering vital new medicines for millions of people living with cancer, immune-related diseases, heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, infectious diseases and serious mental illness. Under her leadership, Janssen has become the second-largest innovative pharmaceutical business globally, with more than $50 billion in worldwide revenue. In addition, the company has been named No. 1 in the Pharmaceutical category on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for nine consecutive years.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has been committed to improving the lives of people with serious illnesses. Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 2005, her focus has been on reaching increasing numbers of patients around the world with the Company’s transformational therapies. Jennifer led global commercial strategy for the Pharmaceuticals Group and, later, as President, Internal Medicine, built a powerhouse new franchise in cardiovascular and metabolic disease. As Company Group Chairman, The Americas, the business doubled in size, outpacing the industry to become the No. 1 pharmaceutical company in the United States and Canada. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Jennifer spent 17 years in positions of increasing scope and responsibility at Merck and Allergan.

In recognition of her impact on behalf of patients, Jennifer has been named to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” list for the past six years. She was also named among the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2020 and received the National Association for Female Executives’ 2017 “Woman of Achievement” award. Jennifer is also recognized as a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion, which she sees as critical to insight, innovation and business success.

Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, and she is Chair of the International Committee. She also serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium and on the Advisory Board of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.

Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Taubert

Executive Vice President
Worldwide Chairman
Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson

Paul Anthony

Human Resources Head
Global Pharmaceuticals and External Innovation

Paul Anthony is Human Resources (HR) Head of Global Pharmaceuticals & External Innovation at Johnson & Johnson. Paul serves as a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Resource Executive Leadership Team, the Pharmaceutical Group Operating Committee and the R&D Management Committee. Paul leads HR strategy and operational excellence for the Pharmaceutical sector and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, including the Innovation Centers, JLABS, JJDC, the cross-sector Lung Cancer Initiative and Global Public Health.

Prior to this role, Paul was Head of Global Total Rewards and Human Capital Strategy at Johnson & Johnson, where he had responsibility for executive compensation, which encompassed working with the Board of Directors, Pension and Benefits Committee and Management Compensation Committees. Paul also had responsibility for compensation, benefits, acquisition and divestures, workforce analytics, health and wellness, HR strategy and transformation, HR talent and employee relations. 

Paul joined Johnson and Johnson in 2013 as the lead business partner for the Supply Chain organization supporting more than 55,000 employees globally. He played an integral role in advancing the Supply Chain operating model and partnered with organization’s leadership to champion innovation, talent and culture agendas. Paul also held responsibilities for successfully leading and executing the organizational transformation of Johnson & Johnson’s HR function in North America.  

Paul brings 25 years of diversified experience. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Paul worked at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Commercial & Supply Chain and Chief Talent Officer. Prior to joining BMS, Paul worked at PepsiCo, Inc., as an HR Business Partner supporting Commercial, Supply Chain and Corporate functions. He started his career in Total Rewards and has held roles in Talent Acquisition and Labor Relations. 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. 

Paul Anthony

Human Resources Head
Global Pharmaceuticals
and External Innovation

TOM CAVANAUGH

COMPANY GROUP CHAIRMAN
GLOBAL COMMERCIAL STRATEGY ORGANIZATION

Tom Cavanaugh is Company Group Chairman, Global Commercial Strategy Organization (GCSO) and is a member of the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee.

Tom leads the team responsible for developing the global commercial strategy for Janssen, maximizing the value of our global portfolio and pipeline, in close collaboration with R&D, Business Development, the Commercial Regions and Functional partners. The critical GCSO functions that will report to Tom include the Therapeutic Areas; Global Market Access and Pricing; Real-World Evidence; Commercial Data Science; Global Medical Affairs; and Strategy, Analytics & Business Transformation. He will also assume the stewardship of Janssen One, our strategy to drive transformational medical innovation and position Janssen as a worldwide pharmaceuticals leader.

With 27 years of broad industry experience, Tom is a proven global leader. His leadership approach and experience in navigating complex environments will be instrumental in accelerating growth across our portfolio and advancing our next wave of innovation on behalf of patients. Tom is also an avid champion of talent development and has earned a reputation for his unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and for building high-performing, cross-functional teams.

Prior to this role, Tom was U.S. President, Immunology, responsible for driving market leadership for Janssen Immunology, our largest business. In this role, he has exceeded financial commitments for Immunology while leading through the complexities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He has ensured agile decision-making while focusing on customer and brand priorities. Tom has served as a valued member of the Janssen Americas Leadership Team since joining the Company in September 2017 as President of our U.S. Oncology business. In that role, Tom evolved our Oncology operating model and expanded our organizational capabilities. As a result, Janssen Oncology became the industry’s fastest-growing multibillion-dollar oncology business.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Tom helped build Celgene into a global biopharmaceutical company and held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, general management, medical affairs and product development. As a General Manager in both Spain and the U.S., Tom consistently exceeded business objectives through innovative approaches including an enhanced customer engagement initiative that better prepared the organization for future launches. As Global Head of Marketing for Hematology and Head of EMEA Marketing in Switzerland, Tom was responsible for designing and implementing disease area strategies for new and in-line products, including portfolio prioritization and resource allocation at both the regional and global levels. Previously, Tom was with Pharmacia, where he held roles in sales and product management.

Tom began his professional career as a chemist and pharmacy technician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University.

Tom Cavanaugh

Company Group Chairman
Global Commercial Strategy Organization

Remo Colarusso

Vice President
Janssen Supply Chain

Remo Colarusso is Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain (JSC) at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, Remo is responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Global Operating Committee (GOC) and the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC) Leadership Team.

Remo has more than 30 years of biotech and pharmaceutical experience with Johnson & Johnson in the areas of manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, planning, strategy, engineering, project management and process improvement (Lean/Six Sigma). Over the course of his career at Johnson & Johnson, he has held a variety of diverse, strategic leadership roles in the Pharmaceuticals (Janssen) sector, including Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations (MTO), Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing Sciences (PDMS) in the Research & Development Operations organization, and Vice-President, Product Management, where he was responsible for planning, new product introduction and product lifecycle management. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Remo held roles in engineering at JM Huber Corporation and in process development at the Colgate Palmolive Company. 

Over the course of his distinguished career, Remo has been recognized for his tireless commitment to driving supply chain innovation and continuous improvement to deliver maximum value for customers and patients. Personally, he is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and focuses a lot of his time mentoring the next generation of industry leaders.

Remo is an active member of numerous organizations designed to support the leadership development and advancement of our industry. He is an active member in the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Leaders Forum Committee of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and a member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Forum with other supply chain senior leaders from across the pharmaceutical industry.  He also participates in the National Association of Manufacturers to further manufacturing excellence in the United States.

Remo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Research, both from Rutgers University.

Remo Colarusso

Vice President
Janssen Supply Chain

LINDA FEDOW

GLOBAL LEAD
 PHARMACEUTICALS COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Linda Fedow is Global Lead, Pharmaceuticals Communication & Public Affairs. She assumed this position in May 2012.

In this role, Linda is responsible for building the equity and reputation of Janssen as a leading global pharmaceuticals business and has accountability for the internal and external communication teams supporting Janssen around the world. She is a member of the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee (GOC) and the Corporate Communication Leadership Team.

Prior to assuming her current role, Linda served as Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs, the Americas, in the Pharmaceuticals Group. As a member of the North America Leadership Team, she was responsible for developing communication and public affairs strategies to support the commercial objectives of the Janssen businesses in the United States, Latin America and Canada.

Previously, Linda was Vice President, Group Communications for the Comprehensive Care Group and served on its Group Operating Committee. In that role, she had dual responsibility, also serving as the global communication leader for the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics franchise.

Linda joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in 1997 from a major international public relations agency, where she was responsible for marketing communications and wellness management strategies for consumer, healthcare, and food and beverage products. During her career at Johnson & Johnson, she has had regional and global accountabilities for the communication function within a number of operating companies and franchises, including women's health, central nervous system, analgesia, biopharmaceuticals and internal medicine.

Linda holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Biology from the City University of New York.

Linda Fedow

Global Lead
Pharmaceuticals Communication & Public Affairs

ELIZABETH FORMINARD

General Counsel
Pharmaceuticals

Liz Forminard is General Counsel, Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for legal matters relating to the Pharmaceuticals Group globally. In addition, the Legal group providing support to Johnson & Johnson Global External Innovation also reports into Liz, and she will continue to play a leadership role in our external engagement with key corporate governance stakeholder organizations. 

Most recently Liz served as Worldwide Vice President, Corporate Governance and led the Office of the Corporate Secretary and the Enterprise Governance and Policy Group. She also served as General Counsel of the Global Supply Chain and Procurement organizations. As WW VP, Corporate Governance, Liz worked closely with our Chairman and CEO, the Executive Committee and our Board of Directors on corporate governance matters across the Enterprise. She also led the work to transform Johnson & Johnson’s external sustainability reporting in our Health for Humanity Report.

In her prior roles as a member of the Law Department Executive Committee, Liz was General Counsel, Consumer Group, with global responsibility for legal matters across Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer companies and oversaw legal support for the Global Supply Chain and Procurement organizations. Liz also previously served as General Counsel, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group. 

Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 2006, Liz has served as Vice President Health Care Compliance, Medical Devices & Diagnostics; Worldwide Vice President Law at Ethicon; and Vice President Law for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare Global Business Unit.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Liz developed extensive regulatory legal experience as an associate at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and in the United States and Asia-Pacific legal operations of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Liz holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Elizabeth Forminard

General Counsel
Pharmaceuticals

CHRIS HOURIHAN

COMPANY GROUP CHAIRMAN
ASIA PACIFIC

Chris Hourigan is Company Group Chairman of Janssen Asia Pacific, where he oversees pharmaceutical operations across eight markets in the world’s most diverse and populous region. He is also a member of the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee.

For the five years prior to this appointment, Chris was President of Janssen Japan, the second largest market for Janssen globally. Under his leadership, he improved the company’s market competitiveness, widened access to innovative medicines, and attracted and developed strong talent.

Prior to this role, he held leadership positions in Australia, Vietnam and New Zealand and made a meaningful difference in the lives of patients by working collaboratively with a range of health and pharmaceutical stakeholders to establish access to and foster the quality use of innovative medicines. He also worked in the United States as Global Marketing Lead for the Janssen Psychiatry business unit.

Chris is a highly respected member of the pharmaceutical industry, having chaired Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Japan and served as a board member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Japan, Medicines Australia and Medicines New Zealand to highlight the value of pharmaceutical innovation and advocate for access to medicines.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Chris Hourigan

Company Group Chairman
Asia Pacific

ROBIN L. KUMOLUYI

VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER
PHARMACEUTICALS
JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Robin L. Kumoluyi is Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Johnson & Johnson, Pharmaceuticals. Robin also is a member of the Johnson & Johnson Quality and Compliance Leadership Team (QCLT), as well as the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee (GOC).

In her current role, Robin leads the Pharmaceuticals QCLT in setting the quality and regulatory compliance strategy, leads the implementation of quality processes and systems, and develops talent to strengthen Johnson & Johnson’s quality and compliance profile and leadership position in the pharmaceutical industry.

Most recently as Vice President, Global Quality Systems (GQS), Robin implemented a new operating model that refined and focused the work of the enterprise team to better align with the businesses and gain efficiencies. She also defined and executed the strategic direction, development and oversight of the Q&C Strategy to prepare for our future innovative products and solutions while preserving our core foundation.

With more than 30 years of experience in quality and compliance and R&D, Robin brings a strong quality and technical skill set across a broad range of product categories to her new role. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2016, Robin served as the Vice President & Global Head, Third Party Operations Novartis Business Services, where she had global responsibility for the governance of the quality management of external supply partners across all Novartis divisions. Prior to Novartis, Robin held global roles with increasing levels of responsibilities within Q&C at Myogen, Schering-Plough and Warner Lambert/Pfizer. In addition, Robin gained Consumer experience from her tenure at The Coca Cola Corporation where she served as Director Global Quality Analytical Services.

Robin has been heavily involved in shaping the future within the pharmaceutical industry, participating in many industry working groups and forums, including the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals (CAMP), PDA, DIA, ISPE, Rx360 and most recently, the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Leadership Forum (GPMLF) where she is representing J&J in a working group focusing on the workforce of the future.

Robin holds a master’s degree in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs from the School of Pharmacy at Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University.

Robin L. Kumoluyi

Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson

PETER LEBOWITZ, M.D., Ph.D.

GLOBAL ONCOLOGY THERAPEUTIC AREA HEAD

As Global Oncology Therapeutic Area Head for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Peter F. Lebowitz, M.D., Ph.D. is responsible for the discovery, development and life cycle advancement of the company’s robust oncology pipeline and portfolio. He leads a global team of scientists that bring together expertise in small molecules, advanced biologics, cell therapies, vaccine platforms, translational research, diagnostics, and immuno-oncology. Under Peter’s leadership, Janssen Oncology has achieved many noteworthy milestones, including major product approvals for several first-in-class therapies; multiple U.S. Food and Drug Administration Breakthrough Therapy Designations; and tremendous, rapid growth within the group’s early development portfolio.

With a strategy focused on driving towards transformational therapies, Peter also successfully established an external innovation strategy to advance science and novel therapeutics in core disease areas, including hematologic malignancies, prostate cancer, immuno-oncology, and lung cancer. The combination of these efforts has led to more than 80 strategic oncology partnerships across the life sciences ecosystem and continues to distinguish Janssen as an industry leader and global oncology innovator.

Prior to his appointment as Global Oncology Therapeutic Area Head, Peter served as the Hematologic Malignancies Disease Area Leader within Janssen Research & Development. In this role, he had responsibility for creating and executing the scientific strategy to advance internal and externally sourced discovery and development programs. Together with his team, Peter is recognized for building an industry-leading hematologic malignancies portfolio that has been foundational for scientific innovation and has progressed important therapeutics that have transformed patient care.

Before joining Janssen R&D, Peter held Vice President positions in Discovery and Early/Late-stage Clinical Development for another pharmaceutical company where he successfully filed 10 Investigational New Drug Applications and played a significant role in the global registration of three oncology medicines. During his tenure, he also directly led major programs from preclinical discovery through pivotal Phase 3 registration trials.

Prior to transitioning to the pharmaceutical industry, Peter served as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.  There he established an independently funded translational and clinical research program and led numerous clinical research programs as a principal investigator. He also had the privilege of caring for many oncology patients during this time.  Peter graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, holds a master’s degree in Health Care Policy from Oxford University, and earned his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed clinical training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medicinal Center and his Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Peter Lebowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Global Therapeutic Area Head
Oncology

JOYCE LEE

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO)
PHARMACEUTICALS

Joyce Lee is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Pharmaceuticals. Joyce also serves on the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee (GOC).

Previously, Joyce served as Vice President and CIO of VF Corporation, Asia Pacific. During her tenure, Joyce was a key member of two Senior VF Asia Executive Leadership teams, where she oversaw Information Technology (IT) strategy for VF Commercial brands and Global Product Supply. Joyce played a strategic role in leading and developing retail excellence and digital eCommerce technology innovation through collaborations with China digital titans including Alibaba and Tencent. She also successfully led the regional technology separation of a complex business spin-off initiative.

Prior to her role with VF corporation, Joyce was the Vice President and CIO of the Americas region for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In this role, Joyce was a strategic member of the Janssen Americas Leadership Team and focused on IT strategy and developing and leading teams. Joyce worked in close collaboration with key pharmaceutical business stakeholders to drive transformation and value creation using innovative technology capabilities such as next generation digital patient access and support solutions. She modernized Medical Affairs and Medical Information capabilities, and enhanced customer engagement, data insight-driven and predictive solutions using advanced analytics to improve patient adherence and outcomes.

In addition to being a strategic technology leader, Joyce has proven business management capabilities and direct Profit & Loss experience. In an earlier role as Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Malaysia and Singapore, she led a diverse range of Johnson & Johnson Consumer personal care, healthcare and over-the-counter brands. Some of her key achievements included three years of consecutive double-digit top- and bottom-line growth and successful implementation of a new go-to-market sales business model.

Joyce Lee

Chief Information Officer
Pharmaceuticals

DAVID M. LEE, M.D., Ph.D.

GLOBAL THERAPEUTIC AREA HEAD
IMMUNOLOGY

David M. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is Global Immunology Therapeutic Area Head for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson where he leads a team focused on end-to-end pipeline and a portfolio of treatments for immune-mediated disease. Under his leadership, Immunology researchers are working to build on the success of our current portfolio, which includes STELARA® (ustekinumab) and TREMFYA® (guselkumab).

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in September 2018, David was based in Basel, Switzerland, where he served as Global Head, Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease Discovery and Translation Area for Roche, and prior to that, as Global Head of Autoimmunity, Dermatology, and Transplant Translational Medicine at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. In each of these roles, he led on the strategic approaches that fed the companies’ pipelines, prioritized assets, and accelerated their development. His ability to develop external collaborations and lead and develop his teams, was central to his success in each organization.

Before transitioning to the pharmaceutical industry, David was a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. While there, his research laboratory focused on disease mechanisms in rheumatology and he was also a practicing rheumatologist. As a precursor to his career in industry, while at Harvard, he also participated in co-founding multiple start-ups. Ultimately, one – a biotech – was acquired by a major pharmaceutical company.

He is an active author and speaker, and has completed more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and more than 100 lectures/seminars.

David earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where he discovered his fascination with the intricacies of the immune system. He subsequently earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from the Duke University School of Medicine. His passion for developing new medicines is rooted in his experiences treating patients as a practicing rheumatologist.

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David M. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Global Therapeutic Area Head
Immunology

NAUMAN SHAH

GLOBAL HEAD
JANSSEN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Nauman Shah is Global Head, Janssen Business Development. In this role, Nauman leads the Janssen Business Development organization in the identification, evaluation, execution, integration and management of global licensing, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), divestitures and out-licensing deals for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Previously, Nauman was Chief Strategic Customer Officer, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, with responsibility for driving access and partnering strategies. Under his leadership, the Strategic Customer team developed and launched strategic value-based care programs that enhance operational efficiency for healthcare systems and implemented innovative contracting strategies and capabilities that leverage data science and analytics in decision-making. Nauman has championed initiatives to evolve our business models and to address healthcare disparities, in partnership with stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem. He is also the leader for the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices business in Canada with oversight for the entire portfolio and leads the North America Commercial Council.

In the past, Nauman served as Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) where he was Chief-of-Staff for Alex Gorsky. He worked closely with the Executive and Management Committees to drive the Company’s strategic planning process, to advance and execute enterprise growth initiatives and to lead key strategic projects. Before his Enterprise role, Nauman held roles of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and portfolio management within the Pharmaceuticals sector for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he helped evaluate several licensing opportunities in collaboration with Business Development and worked closely with partner companies as well as our R&D organization on the development programs and launch plans for major products, including XARELTO® and INVOKANA®.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Nauman worked at Pfizer/Pharmacia, where he played a significant role in the successful launches of three major products in the areas of urology, arthritis, and pain.

Nauman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University. He also graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania after completing the General Management Program.

Nauman Shah

Global Head
Janssen Business Development

DARREN SNELLGROVE

VICE PRESIDENT
GROUP FINANCE
WORLDWIDE PHARMACEUTICALS

Darren Snellgrove is Vice President, Group Finance, Worldwide Pharmaceuticals. In this position, Darren will provide strategic and financial leadership to the Global Pharmaceuticals Group and partner with the Group Operating Company to further drive above-market growth with transformational medical innovation that yields successful business outcomes for the sector and enterprise.

Most recently, Darren was Vice President, Finance for Janssen Research & Development. Working closely with Pete Batesko, Darren led multiple strategic workstreams, improving financial performance, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness while significantly increasing the value of the portfolio. He was also a key leader for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine project.

Prior to his current role, Darren was Vice President, Finance and Operations for Johnson & Johnson Innovation. This role included the Innovation Centers located in San Francisco, Boston, London and Shanghai, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC (J&J’s venture investment arm), J&J’s external incubators Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, and Janssen Business Development (JBD) which is responsible for Pharmaceutical L&A. Darren helped to develop and build the business strategy for J&J Innovation, where he and his team built an impressive external portfolio using value creating deal structures in areas such as gene therapy, the microbiome, 3D Printing, surgical robotics, immuno-oncology, light therapy, wearables, and in Johnson & Johnson’s core therapeutic/business focus areas.

Darren joined Johnson & Johnson through the acquisition of Centocor in 1999, where he spent a number of years in roles of increasing responsibility supporting a variety of functions, including Commercial, R&D, and Business Development. Beginning in 2002, Darren spent three years in J&J’s Mergers and Acquisitions Finance group, providing financial leadership on over 100 potential acquisitions, major licensing deals, equity investments, options, structures, and divestitures across all sectors. Darren’s continued success led to his appointment in a series of leadership roles, where he quickly developed new capabilities and led to numerous growth opportunities in both Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. Prior to joining the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Organization, Darren was VP of Finance and Procurement, Chief Financial Officer at Janssen AI.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Southampton University in England and an MBA from Villanova University.

Darren Snellgrove

Vice President
Group Finance
Worldwide Pharmaceuticals

KRIS STERKENS

COMPANY GROUP CHAIRMAN,EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AND AFRICA

Since starting his career at Janssen in Belgium almost 30 years ago, Kris Sterkens has been part of many teams across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the United States.

Moving on from his latest role as the Company Group Chairman of Janssen Asia Pacific, Kris was appointed Company Group Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa in June 2017. He was excited to return to his home country, Belgium, after spending over three years in Singapore since February 2014 for the Asia Pacific business.

Under Kris’ stewardship, Janssen Asia Pacific achieved notable milestones, including a return to growth in China and a successful business transformation in Japan. Kris also led teams in Korea, Australia, and New Zealand and successfully competed against new biosimilar entrant, in addition to achieving industry-leading growth in India. Throughout his career, Kris has demonstrated exceptional leadership and an ability to identify and develop talent. For instance, in Asia Pacific, he introduced Company Group Chairman’s Dialogue, a talent development programme which has engaged more than 100 emerging leaders.

Prior to that, Kris was leading the EMEA Strategy Organisation, alongside his role as Managing Director of the region’s Mid-Sized Markets. He was also the Managing Director for Janssen the Netherlands, the Benelux countries, and then Germany from 2007–2012.

Before his transition into General Management, Kris was Vice President, Finance and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Janssen EMEA.

Kris holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, a Master's degree in Financial Management from the Flemish Institute of Management, and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. Kris is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and French and has been a frequent speaker at business schools, medical and patient group events, and industry meetings.

Kris Sterkens

Company Group Chairman
Europe, Middle East, and Africa

RICHARD TILLYER, Ph.D.

Global Head
Discovery, Product Development & Supply
Janssen Research & Development

Richard Tillyer, Ph.D, is Global Head, Discovery, Product Development & Supply, Janssen Research and Development. In this role, he leads an integrated discovery, process development and clinical supply organization that comprises all modalities including small molecules, traditional and non-traditional single molecule biologics, and larger, more complex multicomponent biologics including RNA, viruses and cells.

Rich joined Janssen in 2018 from Merck & Co (MSD outside the United States), where he acquired extensive experience in all stages of drug discovery and product development across numerous therapeutic areas and modalities. During his 25-year tenure, he led large and varying aspects of Merck Research Labs, including Process Chemistry, Toxicology, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Formulation, Biologics and Vaccines Process Development, High Throughput Screening, Discovery Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and various platform groups. Under his leadership, Rich’s teams contributed to the discovery and development of most major products introduced by Merck over the last two decades and significantly advanced the company’s current pipeline. He led or actively contributed to major strategic initiatives including large and small-scale mergers and R&D integrations (most notably, the integration of Schering-Plough announced in 2009).

Rich obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a post-doctoral research fellowship in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and publications and he holds several patents.

Richard Tillyer, Ph.D.

Global Head
Discovery, Product Development and Supply
Janssen Research & Development

SCOTT WHITE

Company Group Chairman
North America Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson

Scott White is Company Group Chairman, North America, at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. A member of the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee, he is responsible for leading Janssen’s efforts to transform the health of people in the U.S. and Canada facing cancer, autoimmune disease, heart disease and diabetes, infectious diseases including HIV, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and serious mental illness.

In his 28-year career at Janssen, Scott has led some of our most significant businesses across multiple serious disease areas. He is a results-focused leader, widely respected for his strategic insight and commitment to developing high-performing, diverse teams.

As President, Janssen U.S. Immunology, Scott led Johnson & Johnson’s largest business, making a significant difference for people with debilitating autoimmune diseases through highly impactful medicines including REMICADE®, STELARA®, SIMPONI®, SIMPONI ARIA® and TREMFYA®, and innovative patient support and access programs. Prior to his Immunology role, Scott was President of Janssen U.S. Oncology. Under Scott’s leadership, Janssen launched two transformational cancer treatments, IMBRUVICA® for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and DARZALEX® for multiple myeloma, making Janssen Oncology one of the fastest growing oncology businesses in the U.S. Previously, Scott held the position of Vice President, Strategic Customer Group, serving all Janssen U.S. businesses, where he led contracting and account management. In this critical role, he served as the market access leader to ensure people who need our medicines have access to them.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he double-majored in molecular biology and philosophy. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Scott White

Company Group Chairman
North America Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson

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