Name: Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, and also serves as the Chairman of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Gorsky began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. in 1988. Over the next 15 years, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and management. In 2001, Mr. Gorsky was appointed President of Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc., and in 2003, he was named Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceuticals business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Gorsky left Johnson & Johnson in 2004 to join the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he served as head of the company's pharmaceuticals business in North America. Mr. Gorsky returned to Johnson & Johnson in 2008 as Company Group Chairman for Ethicon. In early 2009, he was appointed Worldwide Chairman of the Surgical Care Group and member of the Executive Committee. In September 2009, he was appointed Worldwide Chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group. Mr. Gorsky became Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2011, and in April 2012, he was elected as member of the Board of Directors and was named Chairman of the Executive Committee. In December 2012, he assumed his current position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
A longtime advocate of diversity and inclusion, Mr. Gorsky was named the 2009 Mentor of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, an organization he has been involved with for many years. He is the Executive Sponsor of two Johnson & Johnson affinity groups, the Women's Leadership Initiative and the Veteran's Leadership Council. Mr. Gorsky also serves on the board of the Travis Manion Foundation.
Mr. Gorsky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, and spent six years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career with the rank of Captain. Mr. Gorsky earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.