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Nivine Woods, Pharm D, MBA



Nivine Woods

Nivine Woods, Pharm D, MBA

Global Marketing Head, Surgical Equipment

J&J Vision

Why I'm a JPAL

I enjoy working with such amazing entrepreneurs and being part of our exciting innovation ecosystems in different regions. I love to provide mentorship, share my knowledge and experience, and help companies be successful in bringing innovative solutions to market. And, as Harry Truman said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”


Passionate commercial leader with a strong record of driving results and building high performing teams across drug, medical device and consumer segments.

Nivine has over 20 years of experience in a variety of commercial roles in various therapeutic areas including Ophthalmology, Cardiology, CNS, Wound healing and Obesity. She successfully led product launches and executed commercial programs in the US, Europe, Japan, Asia & South America. She also led innovation strategy and portfolio management efforts in key categories including Retina, Contact lenses, Allergy and OTC Ophthalmics. Nivine served as the commercial lead for Abbott during the sale of AMO to J&J in 2017.

Nivine is a pharmacist by background. Prior to joining J&J, she worked for Abbott, Alcon/Novartis and Knoll in multiple geographies. She speaks several languages and currently resides in southern California with her husband and two teenage sons.


"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

- Mae West

Fun fact:

I've done more than 450 scuba dives.