Ather Williams Jr.
is a world-renowned champion for workplace health and safety.
He is a results-driven business leader and influential safety advocate who spent over 40 years at Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest health care products company.
As worldwide Vice President of Health & Safety, Ather ensured there was a comprehensive health and safety programs across the diverse enterprise of Johnson & Johnson that encompasses more than 250 operating companies in 57 countries employing 119,500 people involved in the businesses of Consumer Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Consumer and Personal Care.
developed several partnerships with OSHA; he
championed J&J's winning of the prestigious Campbell Award, and instituted a global incident management system.
has a proven record of accomplishment in preventing workplace injuries and illness; driving the globalizing of J&J's
Health Programs and adopting a holistic approach to the health and safety for each and every employee.
He has been Chairman of the Board for National Safety Council and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for Prevent Blindness Tristate.
In 2008, Occupational Hazards Magazine
as one of the "50 Most Influential Environmental, Health & Safety Leaders having an impact on EHS in the past decade.
Ather has a BS Degree from the Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from University of Chicago and a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies' Leadership Coaching Certification program,