Ibraheem "Ib" Badejo
Senior Director of New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Ibraheem "Ib" is an Unreasonable Mentor. Ibraheem "Ib" has participated in 7 programs, including mentoring virtually in Fall 2020 Programs, and has advised over 96 Unreasonable companies.
Ibraheem Badejo is the Senior Director of New Ventures, J&J Innovation Center in Boston. Ib leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector of Johnson & Johnson. From 2010 to 2013, Ibraheem was a Research Fellow at Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for external and front-end innovations and intellectual property for Ethicon Biosurgery. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of BME at Drexel. During his career, Ibraheem has led teams in the development of commercialized biomaterials based products and new technology/products licensed or acquired. Ib received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Toledo, where he was the Robert Whiteford Memorial Scholar and Petroleum Research Fund Fellow. He is also the recipient of 24 US patents. Ib spends some of his spare time meeting the needs of others and giving back to the world. He has participated and led mission trips to rural North Carolina, Mexico, Kenya, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and he also serves in Boston Rescue Mission. He currently serves as board member or on an advisory role of MedShare (a medical mission organization), Southeast Medical Device Association, M2D2 and on the Coulter Foundation Programs at Georgia Tech/Emory, Drexel, UMichigan and UPitts. Ib lives in Natick, MA, with his son, Benjamin.