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Our Leadership Team
Joaquin Duato

Joaquin Duato

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee

Joaquin is a globally-minded, purpose-driven business leader and member of the Executive Committee for Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company. Joaquin’s 30-plus year career at J&J has spanned multiple business sectors, geographies and functions. In his current role, he provides strategic direction for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health sectors (a $60 billion portfolio) and oversees the Global Supply Chain, Technology and Health & Wellness teams.

Joaquin is best known for driving the transformation of the Pharmaceutical sector into a global powerhouse by refocusing strategy and investment around core therapeutic areas where Johnson & Johnson saw the greatest potential for business growth and impact on human health. The medicines developed and commercialized during that period continue to transform the lives of patients around the world.

More recently, Joaquin collaborated with the Consumer Health leadership team to organize the sector around a new strategy focused on growing brands that are rooted in science and endorsed by professionals. In just two years, this effort significantly improved the sector’s growth and profitability.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Joaquin oversaw the Company’s rapid response to the crisis and drove coordination of global initiatives to safeguard the health of employees, ensure business and supply chain continuity, and accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Joaquin champions the integration of data science, intelligent automation and new technologies into the teams’ efforts to solve complex biomedical research and business operation challenges with maximum speed and efficiency. This passion stems from his belief that the healthcare industry must undergo a digital revolution to truly change the trajectory of human health.

As a dual citizen of Spain and the United States, Joaquin’s international perspective and global lens gives him a deep appreciation of diverse thoughts and opinions. This viewpoint is valued by the boards he sits on, including UNICEF USA, Tsinghua University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Hess Corporation. He is a past chair of PhRMA. As the current executive sponsor of Johnson & Johnson’s African Ancestry Leadership Council, Joaquin is committed to nurturing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace—work recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in 2017 when he received the Honorable Mentor award.

Joaquin earned an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona. As an advocate for access to health education, he mentors MBA candidates at universities worldwide and regularly speaks on leadership at industry forums and academic institutions. Follow him on Twitter at @joaquinduato.

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