U.S – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. the renowned world leader in serving science, has unveiled a significant addition to its already stellar team with the election of Jenny Johnson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Resources, Inc., to its prestigious Board of Directors.
The appointment of Johnson brings the total number of Thermo Fisher Board members to 12, introducing a new force in the company’s quest to continue shaping the future of scientific innovation.
In an illustrious career spanning 35 years at Franklin Templeton, Johnson has played a pivotal role in the company’s transformation into one of the largest global asset managers, overseeing an astounding U.S$1.4 trillion in assets under management.
As a seasoned leader, she has held crucial positions across all major divisions of the business, including investment management, distribution, technology, operations, and wealth management before ascending to the position of CEO in February 2020.
Johnson’s impressive repertoire also extends to her role as a Board member of Franklin Resources, Inc.
The addition of Jenny Johnson to Thermo Fisher’s Board is celebrated as a strategic move by the company’s top brass.
Marc N. Casper, the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, lauds her as an accomplished business leader with a wealth of operational, technological, and strategic experience and vision.
This impressive combination of expertise positions Johnson to bring significant value to the Board as Thermo Fisher Scientific continues its steadfast mission of enabling customers worldwide to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.
Recognition among the world’s most powerful women
Beyond her distinguished career achievements, Jenny Johnson has been lauded on a global scale for her influence and impact in the finance industry.
In 2022, Forbes honored her by including her in its prestigious “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and “50 Over 50” lists.
Barron’s, another renowned financial publication, has consistently recognized her as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance” for four consecutive years, with the latest recognition in 2023. These accolades solidify Johnson’s status as a trailblazer in her field.
Jenny Johnson’s journey to her current position of influence began with a strong foundation in academia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the esteemed University of California, Davis, laying the groundwork for her remarkable career in finance and asset management.
The dynamic alliance between Jenny Johnson and Thermo Fisher Scientific marks an exciting chapter for the company.
With Johnson’s strategic insights and vast experience in financial leadership and global asset management, Thermo Fisher is poised to forge ahead in its commitment to driving revolutionary advancements in scientific innovation.