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Sandra Peterson

Sandra E. Peterson

Group Worldwide Chair

Sandra (Sandi) E. Peterson is Group Worldwide Chair for Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company. She is responsible for the company’s Consumer and Medical Device businesses, which together generate approximately $40B in revenue, as well as its global supply chain, quality, and technology operating infrastructure, global design and Health & Wellness Solutions. Sandi is at the forefront of Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to transform healthcare using technology and design thinking to create breakthrough solutions for patients, consumers and providers.

Sandi’s portfolio includes the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies which generates nearly $14B in revenue and touches the lives of consumers worldwide through such iconic brands as Johnson’s Baby, Neutrogena, LISTERINE, TYLENOL, AVEENO, and BAND-AID.

As leader of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Sandi oversees the surgery, orthopaedics, interventional solutions and eye health businesses, which generate approximately $27B in revenue. The Medical Device sector includes Ethicon, DePuy Synthes, Biosense Webster, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Sandi was Chairman & CEO of Bayer CropScience AG in Germany. She had previously served as CEO of Bayer Medical Care and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division. Earlier, Sandi held leadership roles at Medco Health Solutions (previously known as Merck-Medco), Nabisco, Whirlpool Corporation and McKinsey & Company.

Sandi holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.P.A. from Princeton University. She is a member of the board of directors of Microsoft, and was formerly on the board of directors of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where she chaired the Innovation & Technology Committee. Sandi is a member of the Board of Trustees, Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry, and The American Academy in Berlin, a research and cultural institution focused on fostering a greater understanding and dialogue between citizens of the U.S. and Germany. She was formerly Chairman of the Board of EcoHealth Alliance. Sandi has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of The Most Powerful Women multiple times.