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2020 Secondment Program: Meet our amazing colleagues from across the globe embarking on a life-changing journey to champion and support health workers on the front lines of care

They do so through our traditional Secondment Program (4-6 months full-time) or via our Lion Secondment Program (part-time, virtual strategic advisory roles).

Since the launch of the Program in 2014, over 60 employees have successfully taken part in our Talent for Good Secondment program, supporting 9 NGOs and covering over 25 countries across EMEA, resulting in over 48,000 in-kind donated skill-based volunteering hours.

Once again this year, resilient change makers are selected from a variety of functions across the J&J business sectors covering diverse secondment roles, ranging from strategy development, data analytics, communications, business development and public health to marketing and legal expertise. Several secondment roles will be succeeding previous assignments to create long-term sustainability and social impact.

All participating employees will be coached by a senior J&J leader (including retired senior J&J leaders) who will invest their time to guide the secondee in their often complex and challenging assignments. In addition, they will also receive support from a J&J Secondee Alumni to support them on their journey, based on their personal learnings and experiences.

Please meet our Class of 2020:

J&J Belgium:

  • Simon Neill, VP Law Depuy Synthes, EMEA, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with our NGO Save the Children to support the Save the Children’s Child Protection (CP) Team, which aims to reduce harm and keep children safe with their families and communities. There are, amongst others, increasing opportunities for partnerships between the NGO and corporations to address child labor in agricultural supply chains. Simon will be working and collaborating closely with fellow 2020 Lion Secondee Steven Hauswirth from J&J Germany. Both will support the NGO in the development of an engagement strategy and support the team to identify synergies between NGO on-the-ground technical work and corporate partners’ business models and commitment to clean supply chains.
  • Tim Aerts, Manager External Manufacturing Consumer EMEA, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with NGO the White Ribbon Alliance to focus on organizational and operations management at the National Alliance in Nairobi, Kenya. Tim will support the NGO in strengthening operations (financial, administrative, management) for effective delivery of projects and strategies. Tim’s work will be succeeded by fellow 2020 Secondee Ahmed Abouzeid from J&J Egypt.

J&J Czech Republic:

  • Tiago Afonso, Global Services Associate, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO SOS Children’s Villages International, Lesvos (Greece), to focus on maintaining and supporting further the psycho-social assistance to parents, to further reinforce the family bonds by providing the opportunity to receive professional guidance and support to self-growth, become resilient and to re-gain confidence in their parenting role. ​

J&J France:

  • Jacopo Murzi, Managing Director Emerging Markets, EMEA, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with the NGO CCBRT, Tanzania, to assist the CCBRT Hospital Executive Committee in the development of a comprehensive business plan for its Maternal & Newborn Hospital Project, including financial and operational projections. Jacopo will be working and collaborating closely with fellow 2020 Lion Secondee Federica Mazzotti from J&J Italy.
  • Ludovic Bichet de Coster, MD Connect Sales Manager France, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO CCBRT, Tanzania, to work closely with the CCBRT Academy Coordinator and the CCBRT External Alliances team to consolidate cooperation with established (international universities, NGOs) and new partners for course delivery in win-win scenarios. ​Ludovic will succeed upon the work of fellow 2020 Secondee Maria Sirotinina from J&J UAE.
  • Imen Sangri, EMEA Regional & Business Quality Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision, will be taking on a Traditional Secondment with NGO Save the Children Egypt to ensure that best practices established through Save the Children’s capacity building programming are successfully transferred to the team in Minya, with the integration of global best practices in public health and health promotion in rural communities. ​

J&J Germany:

  • Steven Hauswirth, Business Unit Director Hematology, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with the NGO Save the Children, US to support the Save the Children’s Child Protection (CP) Team which aims to reduce harm and keep children safe with their families and communities. There are, amongst others, increasing opportunities for partnerships between the NGO and corporations to address child labor in agricultural supply chains. Steven will be working and collaborating closely with fellow 2020 Lion Secondee Simon Neill from J&J Belgium. Both will support the NGO in the development of an engagement strategy and support the team to identify synergies between NGO on-the-ground technical work and corporate partners’ business models and commitment to clean supply chains. ​
  • Stefan Türk, District Manager Haematology, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with NGO the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, to support the development of a knowledge-sharing platform that provides access to information (including geo-referencing of solutions) and training. ​

J&J Italy:

  • Federica Mazzotti, IBVT Leader Imbruvica EMEA, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with NGO CCBRT, Tanzania, to assist the CCBRT Hospital Executive Committee in the development of a comprehensive business plan for its Maternal & Newborn Hospital Project, including financial and operational projections. ​Federica will be working and collaborating closely with fellow 2020 Lion Secondee Jacopo Murzi from J&J France.

J&J Singapore:

  • Biten Kathrani, Head of R&D Asia Pacific, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with NGO SOS Children’s Villages, Liberia to support the development of an action plan to make the SOS clinic of Monrovia self-sufficient. Biten will also provide a deep analysis on the current functioning of the clinic, identify the weaknesses in the processes and tools and propose ways to improve their services. ​

J&J South Africa:

  • Sanelisiwe Mbhele, Informal Trade Commercial Manager, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO Praekelt, South Africa to develop a strategy to strengthen the impact, and ensure sustainability, of the HealthConnect program. Sanelisiwe’s work will be succeeded by fellow 2020 Secondee Seda Ozer from J&J Switzerland.

J&J Switzerland:

  • Seda Ozer, Marketing Manager DePuy Synthes EMEA, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO Praekelt, South Africa to develop a brand and marketing strategy to strengthen the impact, and ensure sustainability, of the HealthConnect program. ​Seda will succeed upon the work of fellow 2020 Secondee Sanelisiwe Mbhele from J&J South Africa.

J&J UAE:

  • Maya Daher, Lead, HEMAR Oncology/Hematology GCC, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with NGO mothers2mothers, South Africa, to support the development of an integrated online promotion strategy and plan to strengthen its communications efforts. ​
  • Maria Sirotinina, Professional Education Manager, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO CCBRT, Tanzania, to work closely with the CCBRT Academy Coordinator and the CCBRT External Alliances team to consolidate cooperation with established (international universities, NGOs) and new partners (pharmaceutical companies) for course delivery in win-win scenarios. Maria’s work will be succeeded by fellow 2020 Secondee Ludovic Bichet de Coster from J&J France.
  • Ahmed Abouzeid, Middle East Business Quality Manager, Medical Devices, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with NGO the White Ribbon Alliance to focus on organizational and operations management at the National Alliance in Nairobi, Kenya. Ahmed will support in strengthening operations (financial, administrative, management) for effective delivery of projects and strategies. Ahmed will succeed upon the work of fellow 2020 Secondee Tim Aerts from J&J Belgium.

J&J UK:

  • Parisa Mazaheri, VP Law, Supply Chain & Procurement EMEA & APAC, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with NGO the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide assistance to the IRC Health Program in Jordan as well as to support the program management team in the planning of processes related to the procurement of community health materials and supplies.

J&J US:

  • Lesley Fishman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with NGO the White Ribbon Alliance, US, to support the NGO in further positioning the organization with leading media outlets and/or high net worth individuals. ​
  • Anastasia Christianson, Vice President, R&D Business Technology, will be taking on a Lion Secondment with NGO The Ihangane Project, Rwanda, to provide guidance for E-Heza’s  (A low-cost, quality-driven electronic health record that improves maternal and child health outcomes) strategic growth, which includes a review of existing work, an assessment of critical gaps, evaluation of their business model and recommendations for next steps.
  • Sharon Elder, Launch Manager Project Leader, will be taking on a traditional Secondment with the NGO CCBRT, Tanzania, to work closely with the CCBRT Academy Team, the Human Resources Department and the IT Unit to build the process and quality control framework that sets the standards for the operations of the Academy. ​

For more information about our Secondment Program and our 2020 Secondment Partners, please click here.

 

About Talent for Good
Johnson & Johnson has nearly 140,000 employees who apply their time, skills and resources to build healthier communities around the world. From donating to a cause to fully immersive partnerships with NGOs (like our Secondment Program), every day, Johnson & Johnson employees are using their talents to do good. We are expanding opportunities for employees to give back and unite them under one, strategic platform – Talent for Good. Talent for Good aims to activate employees at all stages of their career to make a positive and enduring impact on society while enhancing their skills and pursuing their passions. Johnson & Johnson as a company is committed to healthy communities and careers, where employees use their Talent for Good. We want our employees to see giving back as not only vital for our communities and living into Our Credo, but key to growth and a healthy career.

 

The J&J Secondment Program
The Secondment Program, part of the Johnson & Johnson Talent for Good Strategy is a long-term collaboration between Johnson & Johnson, our employees, and our NGO partners to invest in and build the skills of people on the front lines of care in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Through full-time and virtual/part-time field assignments of up to six months, our employees transfer their knowledge, expertise, and passion to our partners at the heart of delivering care, uniquely give back to society, and change the trajectory of human health.