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J&J names Thibaut Mongon, present shopper well being chief, as CEO of latest spin-off firm

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Signage is displayed outdoors of Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 1, 2020.

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Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday introduced that the present head and the chief monetary officer of its shopper well being portfolio will lead the enterprise when it spins off right into a separate publicly traded firm in 2023.

Thibaut Mongon, the present chief of the buyer well being enterprise, will turn into CEO of the standalone firm, and Paul Ruh will stay in his present position of chief monetary officer. Mongon has served as J&J’s shopper well being chief since 2019, and Ruh has served as CFO since 2017.

Executive Chair Alex Gorsky stated J&J carried out an exterior government search, however determined that Mongon and Ruh had been finest geared up to guide the standalone firm.

J&J introduced in November that it could sheer off the buyer well being enterprise from its faster-growing medical units and pharmaceutical portfolios.

The shopper well being enterprise makes widespread family merchandise and over-the-counter medicines akin to Tylenol, Band-Aid, Listerine, Neutrogena and Aveena skincare, and Johnson’s child merchandise.

Consumer well being gross sales grew 4.1% to $14.6 billion in 2021, whereas J&J’s pharmaceutical gross sales grew 14.3% to $52 billion and medical units gross sales grew practically 18% to $27 billion final yr.

In the primary quarter of this yr, shopper well being gross sales declined 1.5% to $3.59 billion as in contrast with the identical interval in 2021, on account of provide constraints on substances and packaging supplies notably for its pores and skin well being and wonder merchandise. However, J&J CFO Joe Wolk stated demand was robust for over-the-counter medication akin to Tylenol and Motrin.

The shopper well being enterprise confronted tens of hundreds of lawsuits in recent times that alleged its talc child powder contained cancer-causing asbestos. J&J created a subsidiary that was positioned in chapter to resolve the claims. The firm stopped promoting the infant powder within the North American market in 2020, however nonetheless sells its elsewhere on the earth.

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