Antonio Ferreira is International Vice President, Janssen Latin America, and a member of the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee. He assumed this position in 2011.
In this role, Antonio is responsible for the strategic direction, talent development and execution of global and regional strategies for the Pharmaceuticals group in the Latin America region, and heads the Latin America Leadership Team (LALT).
In addition, Antonio is Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Latin America Contributions Committee (LACC), and serves as a board member of Council of the Americas, the La Federación Latinoamericana de la Industria Farmacéutica (FIFARMA) Executive Committee and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) LARC Steering Committee.
Antonio joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Portugal in 1981 in the Finance Department. In 1984, he became a sales representative for Patient Care and Surgikos S.A. De C.V. After holding a series of assignments of increased responsibility in sales and marketing, he was promoted to Director of the Ethicon Division in 1991. In 1995, he was named Managing Director of the Medical Devices business in Portugal, and in 1998, he moved to Brazil as Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Produtos Profissionais, Ltda., a position he held until 2002.
From 2003 to 2004, Antonio was International Vice President, Medical Devices & Diagnostics (MD&D) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, overseeing Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Middle East, Egypt, Israel and South Africa. Prior to joining Janssen Latin America, he was International Vice President, MD&D, Latin America until 2011.
He also served on the Ethicon Global Management Board from 2004 to 2007, the Surgical Care Group Operating Committee from 2008 to 2009, and on the Cordis Global Management Board from October 2009 to April 2011.
Antonio is a member of the Portuguese Economic Association and of the American Economic Association. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from ISCTE University in Lisbon, Portugal, where he served as a lecturer of Marketing from 1988 to 1991.