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Executive Leadership

The Takeda leadership team’s mission is to lead change with strategy development and execution that creates a secure path to the future and keeps the patient at the center so we can contribute to patient needs worldwide.

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Christophe Weber


Representative Director 
President & CEO

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Masato Iwasaki, Ph.D.


Representative Director
Japan General Affairs

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Andrew S. Plump, M.D., Ph.D.


Director
President, Research & Development

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Costa Saroukos


Director
Chief Financial Officer

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Marcello Agosti


Global Business Development Officer

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Teresa Bitetti 


President, Global
Oncology Business Unit

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Lauren Duprey


Chief Human Resources Officer

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Milano Furuta


President, Japan Pharma Business Unit

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Jerry Greco


Global Quality Officer

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Julie Kim


President, Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit 

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Mwana Lugogo


Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

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Ricardo Marek


President, Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit

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Yoshihiro Nakagawa


Global General Counsel

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Takako Ohyabu


Chief Global Corporate Affairs Officer

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Giles Platford


President, Europe & Canada Business Unit

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Koki Sato


Corporate Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff

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Ramona Sequeira


President, U.S. Business Unit and Global Portfolio Commercialization

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Rajeev Venkayya


President, Global
Vaccine Business Unit

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Thomas Wozniewski


Global Manufacturing
& Supply Officer

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Christophe Weber


Representative Director
President & CEO

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Masato Iwasaki, Ph.D.


Representative Director
Japan General Affairs

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Andrew S. Plump, M.D., Ph.D.


Director 
President, Research & Development

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Costa Saroukos


Director
Chief Financial Officer

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Masahiro Sakane


External Director
Chair of the Board meeting

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Olivier Bohuon


External Director

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Jean-Luc Butel


External Director

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Ian Clark


External Director

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Yoshiaki Fujimori


External Director

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Steven Gillis


External Director

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Shiro Kuniya


External Director

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Toshiyuki Shiga


External Director

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Koji Hatsukawa


External Director
Chair of Audit & Supervisory Committee

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Emiko Higashi


External Director
Audit & Supervisory Committee member

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Michel Orsinger


External Director
Audit & Supervisory Committee member

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Masami Iijima


External Director
Audit & Supervisory Committee member

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All the External Directors have meet the requirement for the Independent Directors based on the regulations of the financial instrument exchanges in Japan that the company is listed on.