People in brief | Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, FHCP

People in brief | Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, FHCP

14 October 2021 - Deborah Wilkes

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced the retirement of Paul Stoffels, Bayer Consumer Health’s Mike Knowland has joined the Board of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB), and Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) has a new chair.

J&J announces retirement of Stoffels

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced that Paul Stoffels – vice chairman of the company’s Executive Committee and chief scientific officer – will retire at the end of 2021.

Stoffels joined J&J in 2002 and has been in his current role since 2012.

J&J said he had “spearheaded the company’s research and product pipeline, leading teams across sectors to set the company-wide mandate to discover and develop transformational healthcare solutions”.

The company has also promoted Jessica Moore to vice president of investor relations, reporting to chief financial officer Joseph Wolk.

Moore was previously vice president and chief financial officer of J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Bayer’s Knowland joins PAGB Board

Bayer Consumer Health’s Mike Knowland has joined the Board of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB).

Knowland is commercial lead for Bayer Consumer Health in the UK and Ireland. Before joining the business as sales director in 2019, he worked at Coty, Philips and Unilever.

Commenting on his role at the PAGB, Knowland said he was looking forward to working with the PAGB on topics such as the strategy after leaving the European Union, environmental sustainability and self-care.

“During the global pandemic we saw how essential it was to have the right self-care solutions at home and that a practical approach to self-care can help mitigate overburdened healthcare systems today and make them more sustainable in the future,” stated Knowland.

“Ensuring that people are equipped to self-care and that they can work with a health system designed to support them in doing so is essential to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to lead as healthy a life as possible,” he added.

Canada's FHCP has a new chair

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) has appointed Gary Wade – president of Unilever Canada – as chair of its Board.

Wade has been a member of the industry association’s board for four years.

He replaces Ian Roberts who recently took a new role with Conagra in the US.

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