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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health


Johnson & Johnson Foundation (previously the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust founded 2007) is responsible for managing Johnson & Johnson’s Global Community Impact programs and activities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Johnson & Johnson Foundation (previously the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust founded 2007) is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Foundation is funded by the J&J Family of Companies through J&J Global Community Impact and J&J Operating Companies in EMEA.


Operational structure and management

  • The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 senior J&J leaders from across the Enterprise.
  • The Directors are responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Foundation and ensuring that it delivers on its mandate. The day to day operations of the Foundation are managed by the EMEA Global Community Impact (GCI) team who have personal responsibilities for specific strategic areas.
  • The EMEA GCI team is supported by a wider network of J&J professionals who operate at the local country level and provide support and advice to the Foundation on matters related to corporate social responsibility (CSR).



Kris Sterkens

Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Foundation
Company Group Chairman, Janssen EMEA

Hani Abouhalka

Company Group Chairman,
Medical Devices EMEA

Fred Van Batenburg

VP Africa & Turkey,
Medical Devices

Carol Leland

Legal Director Ireland (Pharm) & GPH

Paula Patino Conde

Head HR Pharm,

Angelika Elser

Communication & Public Affairs Leader, Janssen EMEA

An Claes

Vice President,

Deliver EMEA

Mireille Maes

Vice President Finance,

Hospital Medical Devices, EMEA

Luis Díaz-Rubio

Managing Director, 
Janssen Iberia

Jessica Moore

Chief Financial Officer,

Janssen EMEA

Zeger Vercouteren

Vice President, EMEA
Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy, Johnson & Johnson

Frank Welvaert

Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact 

Neil Wood

Senior Director,
GCI Systems & Workflow Innovation


Lea Asmar

Manager, Global Community Impact
MENA region

Marion Birnstill

Senior Manager, Partnerships

Noel Clarke

Grant Specialist

Ben Davies

Executive Director, Johnson & Johnson Foundation
EMEA Lead | Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact

Antonio Delgado

Program Director Janssen CSR EMEA Fund

Annet Eijkelkamp

Director EMEA, Global Community Impact, Employee Engagement

Anthony Gitau

Director, Global Community Impact
Sub Saharan Africa

Laura Nel

Director, Global Community Impact
Sub Saharan Africa

Ailbhe Timmons

Manager, Employee Engagement

Cindy Verachtert

Management Assistant

Lei Wang

Consultant Finance Administrator