Alex Gorsky, WG’96

2018 Joseph Wharton Dinner Honorary Chair

Alex Gorsky, WG'96
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. Alex is the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of since the company became publicly traded in 1944.  J&J is the world's largest healthcare company, with its broad base extending from pharmaceuticals to medical devices to consumer products.

Under Alex Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson continues in its 132nd 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.