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Alison Lewis steps down as Johnson & Johnson Global Chief Marketing Officer after six years

Her responsibilities, including agency relations, will be shared among other leaders within the organisation. The company cited her departure as the part of the newly instituted business model and scrapped the position

Alison Lewis

After having served nearly six years as Global Chief Marketing Officer at Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Alison Lewis has stepped down from her position. The company has cited this change as the newly instituted business model. The company hasn’t yet announced any name as her replacement, scrapping the position altogether.

Lewis’s responsibilities, including agency relations, will be shared among other leaders within the organisation. Her role at J&J was created when she was recruited from Coca-Cola Co. in 2013 where she was Senior VP, North America Marketing.

According to global reports, the reason behind her departure and scrapping of the role is unclear. There has been no news on her next venture. The departure is said to be effective in mid-July. Michael Sneed will continue to be Executive Vice-President, Global Corporate Affairs and Chief Communication Officer, being the member of the Executive Committee.

Global reports carried Lewis’s comment on the change. Speaking on her departure, Lewis said, “This is a proud moment for me. After five years as the CMO of Johnson & Johnson, I am ready to pass responsibility to a marketing organisation that is agile, close to the consumer and one that possesses a contemporary skill set that will help the consumer business grow in this rapidly changing environment.”

“I was brought in to be a change agent, but the talent and passion of the team at Johnson & Johnson also changed me. I will always be inspired by Johnson & Johnson’s purpose to change the trajectory of health for humanity and feel good that I was able to contribute to this noble effort in my own way by building a modern marketing team with the inherent strength to carry these iconic brands forward,” she added.

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