Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Johnson & Johnson Hires Olaseni Ashiru As Government Affairs & Policy Director

Global healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson has appointed former Head of Corporate Affairs at Jagal, Olaseni Ashiru as its Government Affairs and Policy Director for West Africa.

The appointment is coming following the recent expansion of Johnson & Johnson operations in Africa with the launch of a new office in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya.



Before his appointment, Mr. Ashiru worked with Jagal for a year (from June 2016 to May 2017); engaging with regulatory authorities and managing the company's relationships with both internal and external stakeholders in the Public Sector and within the broader Oil & Gas Industry. He also acted as Group Corporate Communications.

Mr. Ashiru has over 17 years experience in Legal, Communication and Regulatory Affairs. He has over the years worked with MTN Nigeria, GE, Ericsson, and Nigerdock Plc.

Johnson & Johnson is building a talented team that will lead the expansion of its product portfolio and continue to address many of the most prominent health issues impacting patients and health care providers in the continent. Specifically, in Ghana for instance, a team will be addressing the health issues that matter most to the country by prioritizing new initiatives in mental health; diabetes; maternal, newborn and child health; HIV prevention and oncology.

The firm's presence in Africa includes business operations, public health programs and corporate citizenship. The operations expand upon the company's legacy and presence in Africa, which began in 1930, and build on existing work conducted by the more than 1,500 employees and the three manufacturing sites on the continent. 

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