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Joaquin Duato

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson

Joaquin Duato is a globally experienced, values-driven health care business leader and currently Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s premier health care company. Joaquin is responsible for the Company’s Pharmaceuticals and Consumer sectors, as well as Supply Chain, Information Technology, Global Services and the Health and Wellness groups. He is a respected industry leader and is the immediate past Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Joaquin played an instrumental role in leading the turnaround of the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals sector. As a member of the Company for more than 30 years, Joaquin was named Company Group Chairman of the Americas in 2009. He then continued leading the global transformation upon his appointment to his most recent role as Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals in 2011. During that time, the sector grew into what is today the fourth-largest innovative pharmaceutical company globally. The results are clear: with 17 new products launched since 2011 and up to 10 potential billion-dollar medicines expected to be launched and/or filed before 2021, the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals sector is poised to extend its track record of seven years of above-market growth.

As a dual citizen of Spain and the United States with extensive experience living and working on-the-ground on multiple continents, Joaquin brings a unique international perspective to his work. His global experience has given him an appreciation for the value of diversity of thought and opinions, which he brings to bear externally as a UNICEF USA Board Member and Tsinghua University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Advisory Board Member, and internally as the Executive Sponsor of the African Ancestry Leadership Council. His commitment to nurturing a culture of diversity was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) when he was named 2017 Honorable Mentor.

Joaquin also has a passion for learning, with an undergraduate degree in economics and business, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a champion of improving access to both health literacy and education more broadly while he mentors MBA candidates at universities around the world. In addition, he speaks regularly on leadership in pharmaceuticals at industry forums and academic institutions.

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.