Alex Gorsky
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky

Executive biography

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson, a global healthcare products company

Director since: 2014

  • Committees
    • Chair, Executive Compensation and Management Resources;
    • Executive
  • Qualifications
    • Global business and technology experience as chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson
    • Affiliation with leading business and public policy associations (member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council)
    • Experience as a university trustee

Relevant experience:
Mr. Gorsky, 59, joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988. In 2003, he was named company group chairman of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Gorsky left Johnson & Johnson in 2004 to join the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he served as head of the company’s pharmaceutical business in North America.

Mr. Gorsky returned to Johnson & Johnson in 2008 as company group chairman for Ethicon. In early 2009, he was appointed worldwide chairman of the Surgical Care Group and member of the executive committee. In September 2009, he was appointed worldwide chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group. Mr. Gorsky became vice chairman of the executive committee in January 2011. He was named chief executive officer and joined the board of directors in April 2012, and was named chairman in December 2012. Mr. Gorsky is a member of the Business Roundtable’s Board of Directors and Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Gorsky also serves on the boards of the Travis Manion Foundation, the National Academy Foundation and the Wharton Board of Overseers.

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