Josh Ghaim, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. In this role, he is responsible for global research and development organization for the consumer group. Josh is a member of the Consumer Group Operating Committee and the Johnson & Johnson Research & Development Management Committee.
Prior to this role, Josh held the position of Global Head Franchise R&D Consumer Group, with responsibilities for Franchise R&D Strategy, Product Development, Technology Platforms, Scientific & Professional Affairs and Consumer Science globally. Since joining J&J in 2006, Josh has held various positions of increasing responsibilities, including Vice President Global Consumer Healthcare (CHC) and Nutritionals R&D, Vice President Skin Care EMEA R&D and Vice President Global Oral Care R&D.
Josh’s global background includes leadership experiences at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, leading OTC Technology Platforms, and at Colgate-Palmolive leading Global Categories and Emerging Market R&D. Josh has lived and held positions in North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, focusing on both regional and global initiatives.
Josh received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications in leading scientific journals and several book chapters. Josh also holds over 20 patents across different product and technology categories.Session: Driving Innovation through Africa’s Digital Economy Date: 26 March 2018