Annet Eijkelkamp is the Director of Employee Engagement of the Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact Group in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Johnson & Johnson’s Global Community Impact strategy is focused on supporting and championing the people on the front lines at the heart of delivering care. In her role, Annet is responsible for strengthening the Group’s strategy by building the healthiest communities by empowering Johnson & Johnson employees in the EMEA region to combine their resources and resolve to make a positive and dramatic impact on society.
Regional and global programs designed and led by Annet are focused on connecting people and create empowering networks to share knowledge and skills to make long-term impact to the lives of those who most need our help. A few examples are the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program, launched in 2014 and enabling J&J Employees from across the EMEA region to share their skills sets with NGOs in need for a period of 6 months, and Johnson & Johnson’s global partnership with One Young World. Both people-based initiatives that are building upon and strengthening underserved communities and drive forward sustainable and meaningful change that will improve the health and well-being of generations to come.
Annet is also responsible for the partner engagement and advocacy efforts in the region in further positioning the Groups’ internal and external stakeholders. In 2015, during the onset of the humanitarian refugee crisis as a consequence of the civil war in Syria, Annet supported the communication strategy of Johnson & Johnson’s response the crisis working initially with long standing partner, Save the Children for humanitarian support.
Annet has over 17 years of experience in the field of corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and corporate branding. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Annet held several corporate communications and corporate social responsibility positions at international organizations and corporate strategy and branding agencies.