Johnson & Johnson unveils new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore

The new facility brings over 1,000 employees from various business units into the same location.
Johnson & Johnson Asia has opened its new Asia-Pacific headquarters in the research and development hub of Science Park in Singapore. 
 
The 15,800 square-foot facility will house over 1,000 employees from the company's pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer businesses. It hopes the single location will lead to cross-business collaborations and partnerships to potentially develop new healthcare innovations.
 
“We believe that our new regional hub in Singapore, coupled with our global scientific strength and strategic
external collaborations, will create enduring and impactful solutions that reimagine the future of health," 
Ai Hua Ong, chairperson of Jannsen (the combined pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson) said.
 
Adding to the single combined location are a series of specialist "labs", focusing on Design, Leadership, and Human Performance within the new campus. Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson, says the Asia Design lab will be the first of its kind outside of Johnson & Johnson's US worksites.
 
“Design thinking is at the center of all our innovation and brand experience efforts," he says. "By applying its framework, the Lab aims to fuel and inspire ideas that not only tackle some of the toughest healthcare challenges, but also connect with patients, customers,consumers and employees.”
 
The Leadership Lab, meanwhile, takes a global view, and aims to conduct over 200 leadership development classes and train 4,000 Asian leaders annually. 
 
The regional headquarters will also include Asia-Pacific’s first Human Performance Institute.This will offer proprietary leadership development initiatives to participants outside of Johnson & Johnson, with the goal to train 150,000 people in Singapore by 2020.
 
The campus was officially opened on May 10, with representatives of Singapore's Economic Development Board and the US embassy both in attendance.
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