Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer
Paul Stoffels is the Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson, and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals. As Chief Scientific Officer, he works with the R&D leaders across Johnson & Johnson to set the enterprise-wide innovation agenda. Dr. Stoffels serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Management Committee.
Dr. Stoffels has more than 20 years of global experience in both pharmaceutical and HIV/AIDS research and development and has held many leadership positions within Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Stoffels joined Johnson & Johnson in 2002 with the acquisition of Virco and Tibotec, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Virco and Chairman of Tibotec. In 2005, he was appointed Company Group Chairman, Global Virology where he led the development of PREZISTA® and INTELENCE®, leading products for the treatment of HIV.
In 2006, he assumed the role of Company Group Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, with responsibility for worldwide research and development for the CNS and Internal Medicine Franchises. Dr. Stoffels was appointed Global Head, Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals, in 2009 and in 2011 became Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, with responsibility for research and development, business development and global strategy and innovation. In this role, he leads global teams across Janssen to discover and develop innovative medicines and vaccines for unmet medical needs worldwide and to leverage the power of science for global health.
In October 2012, Dr. Stoffels was appointed Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson. He chairs the company’s R&D Management Committee, and provides oversight to Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, the Johnson & Johnson innovations centers, and for product safety for all products of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies worldwide.