William Lin

Director of Corporate Contributions and Community Relations at Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Lin’s responsibilities include managing the Company’s response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, and responsibilities for the Company’s product donations portfolio.

Dr. Lin developed the product donation program strategy to embody Johnson & Johnson values with respect to the health and well-being of women and children. In ensuring that J&J is effective in responding to global humanitarian and natural disasters, Dr. Lin also manages and develops the relationships with major international governmental as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since joining the group in 2005, Dr. Lin has led the development of the program Children Without Worms, the largest global drug donation effort by a pharmaceutical company for the treatment and prevention of intestinal worms.

Dr. Lin started his professional career as a research scientist in the AIDS and Hepatitis division of the diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson. With successes and experience in new product development, he advanced through several other divisions of J&J that included positions in Quality Systems, Operations Information Management, and Strategic Sourcing. With 15 years of in-depth experience in the inner workings of this multi-national pharmaceutical company, he was well positioned to bring an operational perspective to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of J&J.  Dr. Lin holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA.


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