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Ai Hua Ong



Ai Hua Ong joined Johnson & Johnson more than 25 years ago with a desire to make a difference to the lives of patients. This passion continues today, in her role as Company Group Chairman for Janssen Asia Pacific, where she oversees operations that deliver pharmaceutical innovation in Australia, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan (Province of China).

Based in her native Singapore, Ai Hua is known for her deep commitment to customers and patients, her strategic insights and global mindset. She is a strong advocate for women in leadership and provides guidance and support through local universities and the Young Women’s Leadership Connection Mentorship Program.

In her previous role as President of One J&J Southeast Asia, Ai Hua was instrumental in the successful implementation of Johnson & Johnson’s first-ever one-company enterprise business model encompassing pharmaceuticals, consumer products and medical devices. She nurtured a business with strong growth and enhanced efficiency across 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Ai Hua holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a Master’s in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1991 as a product specialist with Johnson & Johnson Medical Singapore. Since then, she has held leadership roles across strategic marketing, sales management, and licensing and acquisition.

Ai Hua is a committed volunteer for charitable causes and acts as chair of J&J’s Asia Pacific Contributions Committee. She is also a council member of the Singapore Dover Park Hospice, serves on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and was recently appointed to the Board of the DesignSingapore Council.