Forum 2020 Series: International Cooperation and Vaccines


Paul Stoffels

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer
Johnson & Johnson


As Chief Scientific Officer, Paul Stoffels heads Johnson & Johnson’s research and product pipeline, and steers the company’s global public health strategy. Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, and a key actor in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Paul spearheads the company’s research and product pipeline by leading teams across all of its sectors in order to set the companywide innovation agenda, discovering and developing transformational healthcare solutions. He is also responsible for the safety of all products of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies worldwide. In his previous role as Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Paul led the transformation of the pharmaceutical research and development pipeline for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, driving a fundamental shift in the R&D paradigm.