Sheri McCoy has been appointed worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnsons pharmaceutical group.
McCoy, 49, is current worldwide chairman of the surgical-care group. She will take over the duties of her new position on Jan. 1, 2009two months in advance of the retirement of current Pharmaceutical Group Worldwide Chairman Christine Poon.
Alex Gorsky will replace McCoy as worldwide chairman of the surgical group, also effective Jan. 1. Gorsky, 48, is currently company group chairman and worldwide franchise chairman for Johnson & Johnsons surgical-products business Ethicon. Both McCoy and Gorsky will also serve on the companys executive committee. -- by Shawn Rhea