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Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein

Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer

Elena is the Senior Director of Consumer Scientific Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Her main responsibilities are scouting and evaluating early stage technologies and opportunities and managing external partnerships for the strategic areas within the Consumer Sector. 

Prior to this role, Elena was the Senior Director of R&D Global Topical Health Care for Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products. In this position, she was responsible for seeking innovative products and claims pipelines within the franchise and oversaw the product development program for iconic brands such as Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages, Johnson & Johnson’s Red Cross and other regional brands like Compeed, Neosporin and Bengay. Elena has grown in the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, previously holding roles of Senior Director R&D EMEA Topical Health, performing as the Worldwide Director Women’s Health R&D, and Manager Baby & Kids R&D EMEA for Johnson & Johnson in Germany. These positions have provided her an in-depth knowledge in Research & Development across different groups as well as launch & commercialization experience of different product categories. She has filed several patents.

Elena holds a BS and MS in Food Science & Technology from Technical University Munich, Germany.

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Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein
Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein