Ai Hua Ong, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Asia Pacific

Ai Hua Ong joined Johnson & Johnson more than 25 years with a desire to make a difference to the lives of patients. This passion continues today, in her role as Company Group Chairman for Janssen Asia Pacific, where she oversees operations that deliver pharmaceutical innovation in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Based in her native Singapore, Ai Hua is known for her deep commitment to customers and patients, her strategic insights and global mindset. She is an active volunteer for charitable causes and a strong advocate for women in leadership.

In her previous role as President of One J&J Southeast Asia, Ai Hua was instrumental in the successful implementation of J&J’s first-ever one-company enterprise business model encompassing pharmaceuticals, consumer products and medical devices. She nurtured a business with strong growth and enhanced efficiency across 10 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Ai Hua holds a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry and an MBA from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1991 as a product specialist with Johnson & Johnson Medical Singapore. Since then, she has held leadership roles across strategic marketing, sales management, and licensing and acquisition.

Ai Hua is a committed volunteer for charitable causes and acts as chair of J&J’s Asia Pacific Contributions Committee. She is also a council member of the Singapore Dover Park Hospice and a committee member of Beyond Social Services, an organisation which supports children from disadvantaged families in Singapore.