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Bill Weldon

Former Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Bill Weldon is the former chairman of the board and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. 

Bill joined Johnson & Johnson in 1971 in the sales and marketing department of its McNeil Pharmaceutical subsidiary. In 1982, he was named manager of the ICOM regional development center in Southeast Asia. In 1984, he was appointed executive vice president and managing director of Korea McNeil, which was followed by an appointment to managing director of Ortho-Cilag Pharmaceutical in the U.K. two years later. In 1989, he was named vice president of sales and marketing at Janssen Pharmaceutica in the U.S., and in 1992, he was appointed president of Ethicon Endo-Surgery. 

In 1995, Bill was named a company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson and worldwide franchise chairman of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, the Johnson & Johnson affiliate that develops new procedures for minimally invasive surgery. In 1998, he was promoted to the executive committee and named worldwide chairman of the pharmaceuticals group, and in 2001, he was named vice chairman of the board of directors. 

Currently, Bill serves as chairman of the board of directors for HeartFlow. He is also a member of the board of directors of CVS Health and Fairfax Financial Holdings. Previously, he served on the boards of Exxon Mobil, JPMorgan Chase, and Chubb. He is also a member of various not-for-profit organizations and a member of the board of trustees for his alma mater, Quinnipiac University.

Alumni Quinnipiac University
Degree BS - Biology
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