Vanessa Broadhurst is an exceptional visionary leader in the world of healthcare. As Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs of Johnson & Johnson and a Company’s Executive Committee member, Vanessa’s responsibilities include leading the Corporation’s global marketing, communication, and philanthropy functions and overseeing J&J Health & Wellness Solutions and Global Public Health.
Vanessa received a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She was a Consortium Fellow with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her professional journey at Johnson & Johnson began in 2005 when she joined the company to lead global commercial strategy for Anemia and Oncology Supportive Care for the pharmaceutical group. Since then, Vanessa has held various leadership roles and contributed significantly to its growth. Prior to her appointment to the Executive Committee in 2022, Vanessa was the Company Group Chairman, Global Commercial Strategy for Pharmaceuticals. In that role, she led a team focused on commercialization and launch strategies across Janssen’s broad pipeline of products spanning six therapeutic areas.
Throughout her career, Vanessa has been a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion and has consistently demonstrated her commitment to talent development in the healthcare industry. Her leadership has been pivotal in growing Janssen into one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Vanessa’s strategic insight, market acumen, and commitment to excellence have earned her wide respect in the healthcare industry.
Vanessa is a seasoned business leader who has worked in the US and Europe and has held senior leadership roles at Amgen, Novartis, and Abbott, leading product launches for patients with various diseases, including bone disease, dyslipidemia, heart failure, irritable bowel disease, respiratory diseases, epilepsy, and migraine.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Vanessa serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Zoetis, the largest global animal health company committed to advancing care for animals, and the Board of Directors of Ad Council, a nonprofit organization. She is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and the executive sponsor for the African Ancestry Leadership Council (AALC) at Johnson & Johnson.
Vanessa’s contributions to the healthcare industry have not gone unnoticed. In 2022, SAVOY magazine recognized her as one of the “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America”. She has also been recognized as “Healthcare Champion of the Year” by the National Association for Female Executives and “Top Blacks in Healthcare” by Blackdoctors.org.
Vanessa Broadhurst is a transformational business leader whose passion for excellence, strategic insight, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have made her an exceptional asset to Johnson & Johnson and the healthcare industry at large. Her visionary leadership and extraordinary track record of success have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers, colleagues, and the wider business community.