EVP, global corporate affairs, and CCO, Johnson & Johnson

J&J’s global marketing, communication, design, and philanthropy functions have been led by Michael Sneed since January 2012. After joining the manufacturing giant in 1983 as a marketing assistant, he has been promoted to roles with increasing responsibility including being named global president, personal products company, and group chairman.

He also sits on the management committee. “His leadership, mentorship, and influence” is “felt in much of what J&J has said and done for more than 30 years,” says J&J global chief marketing officer Alison Lewis.

Former J&J executive Lili Gil Valletta, cofounder and CEO of CulturIntel and CIEN+, praised Sneed’s leadership ability: “I admired Michael’s purpose leadership approach. No matter how big his role or busy his schedule, he would always take the time to support my new ideas and, most importantly, stand behind initiatives designed to bring equity, elevate the power of diversity, and ultimately reach more patients in more places more effectively.”


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