President and Representative DirectorCompany
Born in Kagoshima Prefecture of Kyushu Island, the Southern Part of Japan in 1954. Enrolled in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University, Japan, then proceeded to the Graduate School of the same University. He received Ph.D. degree from the University in 1982. He then joined Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Osaka, Japan in 1982. In 2017, following resignation from Takeda, he joined Kyoto Biken Laboratories, Inc, as Director and Board Member. He was promoted to President and representative Director in 2020.
1977: Graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan. Registered pharmacist.
1982: Completed Doctoral Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School, University of Tokyo, Japan. Received Ph.D. degree.
1988-1989: Visiting Researcher to Massachusetts Institute of Technology of USA, Chemical Engineering (C/O Professor Dr. Robert Langer)
1982: Joined Central Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan. Responsible for Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Delivery Systems research in Exploratory Pharmacy Section
1999: Division Head of Drug Delivery Systems Research Laboratories
2001: Division Head of Pharmaceutical Technology Research Laboratories
2003: General Manager of Osaka Plant. Responsible for production of solid dosage form and sterile injectables
2004: Division Head of Analytical Research Laboratories
2005: Area Leader in CNS, Strategic Product Planning Department
2007: Head of Global Quality Assurance Department, Responsible for quality
2015: Supervisor-General Japan, Global Quality. Responsible for quality and pharmacovigilance
2017: Joined Kyoto Biken Laboratories, Inc. Kyoto, Japan as Director and Board Member. Responsible for production, R&D, QA/QC, Medical Affairs and Laboratory Analysis
2020: President and representative Director (current)
Areas of Expertise
What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?
There are two main lessons in my career.
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