Johan is currently Global Vice President Environment, Health & Safety for Johnson & Johnson (J&J). He is responsible for the global coordination of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) in all J&J companies worldwide, leveraging our Global EH&S professional network, capabilities and assets across geographies, segments and functions to deliver excellence in EH&S culture and performance. The Global EHS&S team consists of approx.
450 EHS&S professionals. J&J encompasses approx. 130,000 employees, 125 manufacturing sites, 265 operating companies in more than 60 countries and has total sales in excess of $75 Billion.
He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering of the University of Ghent, a Safety Engineering degree from the University of Brussels, an Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Antwerp and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Leuven.
He has 29 years of EHS&S experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Consumer and Chemical Sector. He has significant experience in EHS2 leadership (strategy and implementation) and he has a proven track record in developing leaders and developing, deploying and integrating EHS2 programs and processes into the business processes at franchise level and at the global level (across all J&J business franchises). He took the initiative to set up a Janssen Global Pharmaceutical Sustainability Council that developed a strategic framework to capitalize in the market place on all the efforts that the pharmaceuticals group is doing to “green” its supply chain! This strategy was complemented with additional strategic area’s of focus to broaden the concept of sustainability in the area of “access to medicine” and “employee communication/engagement”.