Office of the Dean
Christine A. Poon
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
Christine A. Poon was appointed dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business in April 2009.
Poon comes to Fisher after a 30-year career in the health-care industry, most recently as vice chairman and worldwide chairman of Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson. She served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was responsible for managing the pharmaceutical businesses of the company. Her areas of expertise include domestic and international business operations and sales and marketing.
Poon began her career at Johnson & Johnson in 2000 as company group chairman of Pharmaceuticals and was appointed worldwide chairman of Pharmaceuticals in 2001. She was appointed worldwide chairman of Medicines & Nutritionals in 2003 and was named a vice chairman of the Board of Directors in 2005. In 2007, Poon assumed responsibility for the Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, the Corporate Office of Science and Technology, the Corporate Office of Information Management, Worldwide Procurement and Worldwide Operations.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Poon spent 15 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where her most recent position was president of International Medicines. Her career at Bristol-Myers Squibb included marketing and strategic-planning positions, including stints as president of Medical Devices and senior vice president for Canada and Latin America Pharmaceutical Operations.
Poon is on the Board of Directors of Prudential Financial, Inc. in Newark, N.J.; the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips Electronics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the Board of Directors of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Tarrytown, N.Y. During Poon’s corporate career, she was routinely included in Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in American business and Forbes’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. She was named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in 2004 and Business Leader of the Future by CNBC/The Wall Street Journal in 2005. In 2011, Poon was elected to the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Poon received a BA in Biology from Northwestern University, an MA in Biology/Biochemistry from St. Louis University and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.