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George R. Oliver

Also Known As Joaquin Duato

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Duato began his career in Johnson & Johnson in 1989 when he joined Janssen Pharmaceutica in Spain. After moving to the USA in 2002, Duato was appointed Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals in 2011. His growth strategy led to the turnaround of Johnson & Johnson’s struggling pharmaceutical business in the early 2000s. In 2018 when he was promoted to Vice-Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s executive committee, he led the pharmaceuticals and consumer product divisions and oversaw supply-chain and technology operations.

 He also served as interim Chief Information Officer. Duato was appointed CEO in August 2021 which became effective on January 3, 2022. He was also appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Duato was the executive sponsor of the company's African Ancestry Leadership Council.

Early Life

Joaquin Duato born April 1962 is a Spanish-American business executive. Duato is a dual citizen of Spain and the United States. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson, an American multinational conglomerate. He is the eighth person to serve as CEO of Johnson & Johnson since it became a publicly-traded company in 1944.

Duato grew up in Valencia, Spain. His career in healthcare was influenced by his family. His mother was a nurse, his grandfather was a pediatrician, and his grandmother a pharmacist. Duato is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Italian                                    


  • ESADE Business School (MBA) -
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management (Master of International Management) -


  • Johnson & Johnson - : Chief Executive Officer