- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan
1970, degree, Waseda University, Tokyo. Since 1970, with Takeda: 1993, President, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Chicago; 1995, President, TAP Holdings, Chicago. With Takeda Pharmaceutical: 1998, Corporate Officer and General Manager, Pharmaceutical International Division; since 1999, Member of the Board; 1999, General Manager, Pharmaceutical International Division; 2001, General Manager, Corporate Planning Department; 2002, General Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning Department; since 2003, President. Since 2011, Chairman, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives).