ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MichBio announced that Johnson & Johnson Vice Chairman, Christine A. Poon will be the keynote speaker for its statewide Expo and Conference November 18-19 in Novi, Michigan. MichBio is the association for Michigan's life science industry, and its annual Expo is the state's premier life science event attracting more than 450 attendees and 60 exhibitors last year.
"Christine is one of the most respected professionals in the industry, and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring her to Michigan for the MichBio Expo," said Stephen Rapundalo, Ph.D., MichBio Executive Director. "At a time when the vision for Michigan's life sciences industry is coming into better focus, and we are recognizing what we need to capitalize on our strengths and successes, it will be interesting and illuminating to have the benefit of Christine's global perspective and experienced viewpoint."
Johnson & Johnson is a 122 year-old multinational conglomerate that continues with leadership positions in consumer health products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics. Ms. Poon joined Johnson & Johnson in 2000 as Group Chairman in the Pharmaceuticals Group. She was named Worldwide Chairman, Medicines & Nutritionals in 2003 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2005. In January of this year, she was named Worldwide Chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Group. She is responsible for managing the pharmaceutical, consumer pharmaceutical and nutritional businesses of the company, in addition to overseeing its expanding R&D pipeline. She is also a member of the company's Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Poon served in various
management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for 15 years, most
recently as President of International Medicines (1998-2000) and President
of Medical Devices (1997-1998). She is a Director of Prudential Financial
Inc., the US-China Business Council, and the Fox Chase Cancer Ce
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