Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson and the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson since it became a publicly traded company in 1944. Alex began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutical in 1988. Over the next 15 years, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and management including assignments in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He progressed through many management posts at J&J, culminating in being named Chief Executive Officer on April 26, 2012 and Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2012. Under Alex’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson continues in its 133rd year to be one of the world’s exceptional corporations. The company was given the #1 ranking on Barron’s Magazine’s 2016 list of the “World’s most Admired Companies,” and is currently the number one Pharmaceutical company on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Respected Companies.” Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and spent six years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career with the rank of Captain. Alex earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.