Ekaterina Pogodina — Director General, Johnson & Johnson Russia & CIS, Managing Director, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Division of Johnson & Johnson, Russia & CIS
Katerina began her career with Janssen in 2001, holding a number of positions in the Sales, Marketing and Market Access teams. She has been a member of the Russian board of directors since 2010 and was appointed Country Manager Russia in 2015, and then she was promoted to the position of Managing Director Russia & CIS in 2017. In April 2019 Katerina was appointed CEO of Johnson & Johnson Russia & CIS.
Throughout her 17-year career with Janssen, Katerina has consistently demonstrated high standards of quality and strong results. She led the launch of a whole range of new products and work across a number of therapeutic areas, as well as establishing several new business units. In her role as Commercial Operations Director, Russia, Katerina successfully led commercial teams in close collaboration with other departments, which yielded great business results and drove the company’s overall success.
Katerina graduated with distinction from the International University in Moscow, where she studied law. She also completed specialist education for senior executives at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.
Since 2015 Katerina has been a member of the board of directors of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM). Forbes magazine contributor, speaker of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum.