VP, Communication & Public Affairs, Asia Pacific , The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Jennifer Tear is Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs for Janssen in Asia Pacific – a region characterised by significant unmet medical need. Appointed to the role in 2010 and now based in Singapore, Jennifer is responsible for external affairs, issues management and employee engagement for the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan. As a member of both the Janssen Asia Pacific and Global Communication and Public Affairs Leadership Teams, Jennifer leads major campaigns in support of medicine access, corporate reputation and engagement across the Johnson & Johnson enterprise. Jennifer was bestowed the honour of 'In-House PR Professional of the Year' at the prestigious PR ASIA Awards in 2019. Her team has been named 'Best In-House Communication & Public Affairs Team' for three years running (2017, 2018 and 2019) at the same awards. In 2020, her team was also named 'In-House Team of the Year' at the Gold Standard Awards by Public Affairs Asia. Before joining Janssen in 2005, Jennifer gained considerable experience in government affairs, media relations, issues management and internal communications in senior consulting, in-house and government positions in Australia and the United Kingdom. As a seasoned strategic communications professional with global experience, Jennifer is passionate about opportunities to forge relationships and shape stakeholder opinion that delivers corporate, social and employee benefit.