by Jasmine Batchelor
January 30, 2018
Group Worldwide Chair,
Johnson & Johnson
Sandra (Sandi) E. Peterson is playing a transformational role at Johnson & Johnson – a company with one of the world’s 10 largest market capitalizations and the largest company in healthcare. Sandi oversees the Consumer, Consumer Medical Devices and Medical Devices businesses which generate approximately $40B, more than half of J&J’s total revenue.
Her portfolio includes such iconic brands as Johnson’s Baby, BAND-AID, TYLENOL, Neutrogena, AVEENO and ACUVUE, as well as surgical, orthopaedics and interventional solutions vital to healthcare systems and providers worldwide. She is also responsible for J&J’s global supply chain, technology and operating infrastructure. Sandi is driving the companywide use of technology and design to create breakthrough solutions and new business models that will radically improve healthcare.
Before joining J&J, Sandi was Chairman and CEO of Bayer Crop Science AG. She is a member of the Microsoft Board of Directors, and a former board member of Dun & Bradstreet. Sandi was a founding member of Women Corporate Directors, and is a member of Women’s Forum and C200. She serves on the Rutberg & Company Wireless Influencers Board of Advisors, and the International Advisory Board of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. 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 also Chairman of the Board of EcoHealth Alliance. Sandi has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of The Most Powerful Women multiple times.