The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine: Innovating During a Global Pandemic

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The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine: Innovating During a Global Pandemic

06/Jul/2020 from 16:00 a 16:50

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As one of the world's foremost life science companies, Johnson & Johnson has been deeply involved in finding solutions to address the global coronavirus pandemic. What has the company learned from the crisis, and what challenges have arisen in the search for a vaccine?

Join IESE's Núria Mas in conversation with Joaquín Duato, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee at Johnson & Johnson, as they discuss leadership and innovation in healthcare and its particular relevance today as the world eagerly watches for news from the front lines.


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    Joaquin Duato, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson

    Joaquin Duato is a globally experienced, values-driven health care business leader and current Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson, the world's premier health care company. Joaquin oversees the Pharmaceuticals and Consumer sectors, as well as Supply Chain, IT, Global Services and the Health and Wellness groups. He is a respected industry leader and the immediate past Chairman of PhRMA.

    As a member of the Company for more than 30 years, Joaquin played an instrumental role in leading the turnaround of the Pharmaceuticals sector. He was named Company Group Chairman of the Americas in 2009, then continued to lead the global transformation as Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals in 2011. During that time, the sector grew into the fourth-largest pharmaceutical company globally. With 17 new products launched since 2011 and up to 10 potential billion-dollar medicines expected to be launched or filed before 2021, the sector is poised to continue its above-market growth.

    A dual citizen of Spain and the U.S. with extensive experience on-the-ground on multiple continents, Joaquin brings a unique international perspective and appreciation for the value of diversity to his work. He serves as a UNICEF USA Board Member and Tsinghua University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Advisory Board Member, and internally he is the Executive Sponsor of the African Ancestry Leadership Council. His commitment to diversity was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association when he was named a 2017 Honorable Mentor.

    Joaquin has a passion for learning, with an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona. He champions access to health literacy and education as he mentors MBA candidates at universities worldwide. He also speaks regularly on leadership in pharmaceuticals at industry forums and academic institutions. 

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    Professor and Head of Economics Department

    Núria Mas is professor and head of the Economics Department at IESE Business School and holder of the Jaime Grego Chair of Healthcare Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Before joining IESE Business School, Prof. Mas worked as an associate at Lehman Brothers International. Núria Mas is member of the Governing Council of the Bank of Spain.

    Prof. Mas teaches economics and health economics in the MBA, Executive-MBA and other executive education programs. She is the Academic Director of IESE?s Annual Healthcare Industry Meeting.

    She was member of the Advisory Committee for the Sustainability and Progress of the Healthcare System of the Government of Catalonia.

    Her fields of research interests focus on health economics, with a special interest on the organization of healthcare systems to achieve the Triple Aim of better health for their population, better care for the patients and rationalization of costs. She has  studied the effects of different health care systems on the health of the population and she also analyzes how hospitals and doctors respond to different incentive mechanisms. She has also worked on evaluation of public policies. Her work has been published in numerous international journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, The Review of Industrial Organization; Food Policy  or the International Journal of Healthcare Finance and Economics.

    Prof. Mas has been an advisor and consultant on health economics for the European Commission as well as for different public sector institutions and the healthcare industry.