Johnson & Johnson has announced the appointment of Pat Smallcombe to the role of Company Group Chairman, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), effective immediately.

Smallcombe, who has worked for the company since 2006, is moving across from his role as President, One J&J Southeast Asia (SEA). In his new position, he will take overall lead for the EMEA Consumer business driving growth and market share.

“I am so pleased to have Pat re-join the EMEA region,” said Jorge Mesquita, Executive Vice President Worldwide Chairman, Consumer. “His reputation in the company and industry alike is second to none and his experience and dedication in nurturing talent and building high performing teams provide a solid foundation for the region to deliver growth across the region.”