The presentation will give an overview of our J&J businesses and J&J’s approach to innovation. Within J&J we look at advancing innovation through multiple channels. The Innovation Centres are one mechanism to access innovation in different geographical ecosystems and represent part of the infrastructure that enables us to engage and collaborate with different partners and institutions. A variety of selected and fit for purpose models will be covered in the presentation.
Snr Dir, Consumer Scientific Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein is the Senior Director, Consumer R&D at Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre London. Her main responsibilities are scouting and evaluating early stage technologies and opportunities and managing external partnerships for the strategic areas within the Consumer Sector. Prior to this role, she was the Senior Director, R&D Global Topical Health Care for Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products, in Morris Plains, New Jersey. In this post, she was responsible for seeking innovative products and claims pipelines within the Franchise and oversaw the product development program for iconic brands such as Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages, Johnson & Johnson’s Red Cross and other regional brands like Compeed, Neosporin and Bengay. Elena has grown in the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, previously holding roles of Senior Director R&D EMEA Topical Health, performing as the Worldwide Director Women’s Health R&D, and Manager Baby & Kids R&D EMEA for Johnson & Johnson in Germany. These positions have provided her an in-depth knowledge in Research & Development across different groups as well as launch & commercialization experience of different product categories. She has filed several patents.