Georgia Papathomas joined Johnson & Johnson on January 18, 2011, as Vice President and Chief Information Officer J&J Pharmaceuticals. She is a member of the J&J Pharmaceuticals Group Operating Committee (GOC) and Chief Information Officer for the Group of J&J Pharmaceutical Companies. In this position, Georgia’s goals include driving innovation in IT and creating competitive advantage for the business through the use of technology, following changes in information flow across the Healthcare Industry, influencing changes in Health IT, and building a strong and engaged global IT team. Prior to joining J&J, Georgia held the position of Senior Vice President-Chief Information Office and Corporate Innovation Officer at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She was a member of the BI-Pharmaceuticals Executive Leadership Team. Georgia has worked with Pfizer as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for EMEA and as Vice President-Global Customer Service Management; Lucent Technologies as Vice President-Global Professional Services/Network Solutions; and started her career in research at AT&T Bell Labs. Georgia received her Ph.D. Engineering Science; her M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Sloan Fellowship; and B.S. Civil Engineering all from Columbia University in New York. Among her many affiliations, she is on the Board of the National Center for Women in Information, The Technology Board for Patient Care Primary Care Collaborative, and on the Board of the Madison YMCA. Georgia is also a member of the North American Research Board, the New York Academy of Science, the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, The Pharmaceutical Information Systems Associations, and the Executive Women’s technology Forum SWIFT.
Georgia was born in Greece, is married to Thomas Papathomas, has two children, and resides in Madison, New Jersey.