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Peter Fasolo

Peter Fasolo

Peter Fasolo is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Johnson & Johnson.  Peter serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee, chairs the Pension and Benefits Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He works closely with the Executive Committee and the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors on key succession and compensation strategies for the company. 

With more than $75 billion in global revenues and 130,000 employees across 60 countries, Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 50 company, is regularly recognized as one of the most admired companies in the world. Peter has responsibility for global talent, recruiting, diversity, compensation, benefits and all aspects of the human resources agenda for the company.

Under Peter’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson has fully transformed its approach to human resources strategy and service delivery by establishing a global network of shared services and creating an insights and analytics capability to align its talent and business strategies for innovation and growth. During his tenure, the company has been able to place nearly 80% of senior management positions with internal successors, while at the same time filling over 25,000 positions annually with people of diverse, global backgrounds.

With a forward-looking perspective, Peter has also committed to creating the healthiest workforce on the planet by integrating the principles of Energy for Performance®, innovative digital health tools, and healthy eating and physical activity into Johnson & Johnson’s workplace environments.  On average, 93% of employees take an annual health-risk assessment. He is a relentless champion of progressive workforce and labor policies, helping Johnson & Johnson consistently earn recognition as a world-class employer and leader in employee reward, satisfaction and retention. Johnson & Johnson was named Barron’s Most Admired Company in 2016 and was on Fortune’s Most Admired Top 20 List in 2017.

Peter first joined Johnson & Johnson in 2004 as Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources in the Medical Devices segment. He also served as the Company’s Chief Talent Officer with responsibility for executive assessment and development. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he spent 13 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb in executive level, human resources roles across business segments and lived and worked outside the U.S. including Paris, France.

Peter left Johnson & Johnson in 2007 to join Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) as Chief Talent Officer where he worked on operational improvements, top team and board composition, and executive compensation for the North American portfolio of companies owned by the firm.  He returned to Johnson & Johnson in 2010.

Peter earned a doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Delaware (1989), a master’s degree in industrial psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University (1986) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College (1984). Peter was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2017 and currently serves on the Board of the Human Resources Policy Association in Washington D.C. as well as the Board of Arm in Arm in Mercer County.

Peter joined the Board in September 2018 and serves on the Executive and Program Impact Committees and is Chair of the People and Culture Committee.