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Joaquin Duato

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson

Joaquin Duato is a globally experienced, values-driven healthcare business leader and currently the Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, at Johnson & Johnson, the world’s premiere healthcare company and fifth largest pharmaceutical business.  He is a respected industry leader and is the Chairman-Elect of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Joaquin played an instrumental role in leading the dramatic turnaround of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals business.  A 27-year veteran of the Company, Joaquin was named Company Group Chairman of the Americas in 2009.  He then continued leading the global transformation upon his appointment as Worldwide Chairman in 2011.  With a focus on creating innovative commercial solutions and processes to support the Company’s innovative medicines, he inspires employees to focus on transforming the lives of patients.  The results are clear: with 16 new products launched since 2009 and 10 potential billion dollar medicines expected to be filed before 2019, the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals sector is poised to remain one of the fastest growing top 10 pharmaceutical companies globally.

As a dual citizen of Spain and the US, Joaquin brings a unique international perspective to his work.  With a career spanning three countries and two regions, he appreciates the value of diversity of experiences and perspectives.  He brings this to bear externally as an active Board member of the US Spain Council and internally as the Executive Sponsor of the African American Leadership Council.  His passion for nurturing a culture of diversity was recognized in 2015 when he was named one of America’s Top 10 Hispanic Business Leaders by Hispanic Career World

Joaquin also has a passion for learning, with an undergraduate degree in economics and business, an MBA from ESADE, Barcelona and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird, Phoenix.  He is a champion of improving access to both health literacy and education more broadly through his role as Board member of the international charity Save the Children.  He has served on the International Advisory Board of ESADE.  In addition, he mentors MBA candidates at universities around the world and has spoken on leadership in the pharmaceutical industry at academic institutions including MIT, Columbia Business School and The Wharton School. 

Ultimately, Joaquin approaches every day with a clear sense of purpose and urgency, inspired by the words of Dr. Paul Janssen, “the patients are waiting.”

CEO Roundtable on Cancer

Board of Directors

Joaquin Duato has been on the Board since 2016 (see "Further Support")

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

Gold Standard  Employer

Gold Standard Employer Since 2006 | Global Gold Standard Employer Since 2013


It’s an honor to earn the Gold Standard accreditation for the 10th consecutive year, and it’s a recognition that I attribute to our strong culture of health. Our employee wellness programs at Johnson & Johnson have, undoubtedly, led to a healthier and more productive, engaged and satisfied workforce, which reaffirms our belief that an investment in our employees’ health is an investment in our company’s health.  - Alex Gorsky

— Joaquin Duato

Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Marcelo Targino, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP, Chief Health Officer & Corporate Medical Director; Jennifer Bruno, Vice President, Global Health Services

Global Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Member Global Gold Standard Subcommittee: Marcelo C. Targino, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP, Chief Health Officer & Corporate Medical Director

Life Sciences Consortium

LSC  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Wayne Rackoff, VP Clinical Oncology; William Hait, MD, PhD, Global Therapeutic Area Head

Project Data Sphere, LLC

an independent initiative of the Life Sciences Consortium

Data Provider

Pioneering Data Provider

Further Support

Chairman CEO Roundtable on Cancer 2007 - 2011: William C. Weldon, Former CEO, Johnson & Johnson and Former Chairman, CEO Roundtable on Cancer

Founding Member, CEO Roundtable on Cancer – China

Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Our Family of Companies comprises:
•The world’s sixth-largest consumer health company
•The world’s most comprehensive medical devices business
•The world’s sixth-largest biologics company
•And the world’s fifth-largest pharmaceuticals company

We have more than 265 operating companies in more than 60 countries employing approximately 126,500 people. Our worldwide headquarters is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.