Ajit Shetty holds various board positions with companies and organizations including Soudal, MCB-Forum, GS1 (a Global Standards organization), the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, US) and the Corporate Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (Baltimore, US). Between 1999 and 2011, Ajit held several executive positions within Johnson & Johnson, including Chairman and Managing Director of Janssen Pharmaceutica Belgium and Worldwide Corporate Vice President Enterprise Supply Chain. In 2004, Ajit was elected Manager of the Year by Trends, and in 2008 Ajit was awarded the Belgian titles of Right Honorable Sir and Baron. In 2010, Ajit received an Indian Life-Time Achievement Award. Ajit holds a PhD in Metallurgy from Trinity College / Cambridge University (UK) and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (USA).