Dapo Ajayi is the vice president of manufacturing and technical operations, and a member of the supply chain leadership team for the The Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Johnson & Johnson, where she leads the internal and external global manufacturing network and is responsible for the technical operations that support continuous and transformational improvement, as well as delivery of the Janssen pipeline.
Prior to this role she was CPO for global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accountable for the external spend and supplier base across the end-to-end value chain.
Dapo has spent her entire career in the pharma sector and has a broad business background. She is a pharmacist who spent her early career in supply chain roles in technical operations, quality assurance and plant management. As her career developed, Dapo held a variety of senior leadership roles including leadership of manufacturing sites, leadership of the external sourcing group, responsible for all third-party suppliers in the supply chain, as well as time in the commercial business, where she led a global strategic marketing function and led the start up of a new business unit.