Vanessa Broadhurst is Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, and is a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, Vanessa is responsible for advancing our strategy across Corporate Marketing, Global Communications, Health Equity, and Philanthropic giving. She leads a world-class team who are passionate about changing the of health of humanity.
Vanessa has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, having worked for leading global healthcare companies across the U.S. and Europe including Amgen, Novartis, and Abbott.
Prior to her current position, Vanessa served as Company Group Chairman of Global Commercial Strategy for Johnson & Johnson’s Innovative Medicine sector, where she led efforts focused on commercialization and launch strategies that spanned our broad pipeline of products and realized accelerated business growth across six therapeutic areas. During her tenure, Vanessa was a member of the Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee, the Research and Development Senior Leadership Team, and responsible for Global Value and Access, Global Commercial Data Sciences, and Global Medical Affairs.
Vanessa joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005 to lead Global Commercial Strategy for Anemia and Oncology Supportive Care. Additionally, she has led several multibillion-dollar U.S. businesses including Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Disease, where she consistently delivered bottom-line growth and helped grow Johnson & Johnson to become one of the largest and most diversified healthcare companies in the world.
Vanessa sits on the Board of Directors of Zoetis, the largest global animal health company which is committed to nurturing the world and humankind by advancing care for animals. She also is a Board Member of the Ad Council, whose mission is to convene the best storytellers to educate, unite and uplift—by opening hearts, inspiring action and accelerating change. Vanessa is a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and Executive Sponsor for Johnson & Johnson’s African Ancestry Leadership Council where she is committed to supporting professional talent throughout Johnson & Johnson and within the healthcare industry.
In 2022, SAVOY named Vanessa one of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.” She was also recognized as “Healthcare Champion of the Year” by the National Association for Female Executives, and one of the “Top Blacks in Healthcare” by Blackdoctors.org.
Vanessa earned a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan where she was a Consortium Fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.