Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson, and the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO since Johnson & Johnson became a publicly traded company in 1944.
Alex began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1988. Over the next decades, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and management, culminating in being named CEO and Chairman in 2012. Under Alex’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson continues to be one of the world’s exceptional corporations, and is currently the number one Pharmaceutical company on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”
A longtime advocate of diversity and inclusion and supporter of veterans’ issues, Alex has been named one of the “100 Most Inspiring Leaders” by Pharma Voice. He is an active member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, and sits on the board of directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor, The Travis Manion Foundation, and IBM.
After completing his undergraduate education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Alex spent six years in the Army and finished his military career with the rank of Captain. He earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.