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  • Title
    EVP and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals
  • Affiliation
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Age
    57
  • 2019 Rank
    35

J&J is a major player in the COVID vaccine race, thanks in large part to Taubert and her $42.2 billion pharma business. She has had to grapple with logistical complexities such as recruiting a staggering 60,000-person global trial for the vaccine candidate—one that doesn’t need to be ultra-cooled, a likely advantage for nations without robust health infrastructures.

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