Hani Abouhalka is the Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Medical Devices Companies, the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical technology business. He is responsible for the company’s Medical Device businesses in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), which includes surgical technology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular and specialty solutions directed at delivering clinical and economic value to healthcare systems.
A purpose-driven and global leader, Hani brings with him an outstanding 20-year record of driving transformational growth across EMEA’s developed and emerging markets, building high-performing teams and championing Johnson & Johnson values.
Throughout his career, Hani has held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility across multiple disciplines (business and strategy development, health economics, operations, and management roles), businesses (Medical Devices, Ethicon, Biosurgery, and Cordis) and geographies, from the US to Lebanon and the UAE to the Benelux region and the UK. Before being appointed to his current role in December 2018, Hani served as Vice President, Medical Devices Strategy Development & Global Operations, focused on advancing the process and execution of the global business strategy, improving portfolio value and implementing critical capabilities.
Known for putting the needs of patients first, Hani is passionate about strengthening Johnson & Johnson’s footprint in key markets and advancing diverse talent across the enterprise. He is also committed to shaping sustainable solutions that positively impact the health of millions of people.
Hani is the executive sponsor of the Women’s Leadership & Inclusion employee resource group in EMEA, which supports the advancement of gender equality at J&J. He also serves as Board Member of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, a registered charity responsible for managing J&J’s Global Community Impact programs and activities across EMEA.
Hani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Business from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.