Ralph S. Larsen

Ralph S. Larsen was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board of Trustees in September 2002.

Larsen is a former chairman of the board and CEO of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Previously, he held numerous positions at J&J, including company group chairman, vice chairman of the Executive Committee, and chairman of the Consumer Sector. In a brief stint away from J&J, he served as president of Becton Dickinson’s Consumer Products Division.

Larsen currently is a member of the board of directors of the General Electric Company, serving as chairman of the Management Development and Compensation Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Xerox Corporation. Larsen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He serves on the Conference Board’s Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise. Larsen is a former chairman of the Business Council, a former co-chairman and member of the Policy Committee of the Business Roundtable, and a former member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Larsen is a graduate of Hofstra University.

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