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Shabnam Irfani

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

Shabnam Irfani
Director of Learning Strategy
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson


Shabnam Irfani is director of learning strategy at Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Janssen Pharmaceuticals creates drugs that aim to help treat and cure some of the world’s most serious diseases, such as diabetes, HIV and Alzheimer’s.

Irfani combines her strong instructional design expertise and design thinking skills with a consulting and technology background. She challenges conventional learning models and creates learning experiences that are personalized and meaningful.

As part of the Sales Learning & Development Team, Irfani is accountable for driving performance outcomes. She does this by bringing together business, technology and compliance partners to create an environment of ongoing learning for the sales team. This learning environment contains exceptionally designed, relevant content that can be accessed by a mobile sales force.

Throughout her 20-year career in learning and development, Irfani has worked as a consultant, curriculum developer, instructional designer, stand-up trainer, corporate trainer and solution designer at consulting firms, startups and life-science organizations.

Irfani has her BA from Smith College and her Master’s in Education Communication and Technology from New York University. She is part of the TedXl Leadership Development program at Johnson & Johnson.

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