Ajit Shetty, PhD, MBA
Independent Non-executive Director
From February 2004 to February 2012, Dr. Shetty served as the chairman of the board of directors of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a pharmaceutical company and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (JNJ.US). From July 2007 to February 2012, he served as the global head of the enterprise supply chain at Johnson & Johnson and was a member of their corporate operating committee. Dr. Shetty is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University. In 2004, Dr. Shetty was elected as Manager of the Year in Flanders, Belgium. In 2007, Dr. Shetty received the title of Baron for his exceptional merits and contribution to the country of Belgium. In 2008, he was conferred an honorary doctorate by Manipal University (India). In 2016, Dr. Shetty was named as Chairperson of the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB), a Belgium-based life sciences research institute with a focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. Dr. Shetty received a Ph.D. degree in metallurgy and a master’s degree in natural sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge University in April 1972 and June 1968, respectively. He also received an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in June 1974.