Current Chairman/CEO Ronald L. Zarrella, 58, will retire in March and serve as chairman emeritus.
Ostrov, 58, joined Johnson & Johnson in 1976, before leaving for Ciba-Geigy AG in 1982. He was named president, Ciba Consumer Pharmaceuticals, in 1985. In 1991, he returned to Johnson & Johnson as president of its Personal Products business, and then became company group chairman for its North American Consumer and Personal Care businesses.
--Nina M. Lentini