Joaquin Duato is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest, most diversified healthcare products company. He leads a global workforce in developing and delivering transformational and innovative healthcare solutions in Pharmaceuticals, MedTech, and Consumer Health.
From his early days in Spain, Joaquin found inspiration in how healthcare improved patients’ lives. Over 34 years with the company, he developed a deep understanding of what’s possible at Johnson & Johnson by working in all business sectors and across multiple geographies and functions.
Before becoming CEO in 2022, Joaquin served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, where he provided strategic direction for the Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health sectors and oversaw both Information Technology and the Global Supply Chain. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he spearheaded the company’s rapid response to safeguard employee health and coordinated global supply chain continuity efforts, ensuring that the company’s lifesaving medicines and products reached patients in need. Prior to this role, as Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Joaquin transformed the sector into a global powerhouse by refocusing strategy and investment around core therapeutic areas and areas of greatest unmet need.
Joaquin has long believed in the power of technology to accelerate progress in healthcare. Under his leadership, scientific expertise combined with AI and machine learning is accelerating how Johnson & Johnson confronts the most complex healthcare challenges and delivers for patients.
A dual citizen of Spain and the United States, Joaquin’s international perspective gives him a deep appreciation of diversity in all forms. He spent nearly a decade as executive sponsor for the African Ancestry Leadership Council employee resource group and is committed to building an inclusive workforce that reflects the patients J&J serves.
Joaquin earned an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and has two grown children.