Alex Gorsky

Executive Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky is Executive Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and one of just seven leaders to have served in the dual role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1944. 

Alex began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1988. Over the next three decades, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and management, culminating in being named CEO and Chairman in 2012. Under his leadership, Johnson & Johnson reimagined how one of the world’s most iconic companies could meet the healthcare needs of billions around the world. 

A longtime advocate of diversity and inclusion and supporter of veterans’ issues, Alex promoted a more diverse and inclusive culture throughout his tenure, serving as the driving force behind company initiatives including a $100 million pledge to fight health inequities faced by communities of color in the United States. Outside Johnson & Johnson, Alex’s influence has shaped both the healthcare landscape and the greater business community through his work as a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Apple, IBM, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Travis Manion Foundation, and serves on the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Advisors. 

After completing his undergraduate education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Alex served six years in the Army. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.