Track record: World class leadership team

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  • Over ~30 years of respectable industry experience in drug discovery as well as deep knowledge and experience on science
  • Broad network including  regulatory authority
Yoshinori Ikeura, PhD
CEO, CSO

•Former Head of Shonan research center, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•Former Chairman of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association R&D committee
•Former Board member of Japan Bio industry Association
•RSC, Med.Chem.Comm. editorial board
•Visiting professor of Kyoto Univ., Osaka Univ., Tsukuba Univ., Jochi Univ., Yokohama Pharmaceutical Univ. , etc
•>30 years of experience in Drug discovery(>5 IND)
•>16 publication, >17 patent
Nobuhiko Yamada,
C
OO


•Leading to establish a solid business foundation by spreading its superior drug discovery technology to a wide range of customers in Axcelead DDP
•Former head of R&D Transformation Japan Office at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•>29 years of experience at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in the fields of sales and business control
Junji Matsui
VP, Head of Discovery Science



•Former Research manager of  Bio-Molecular Research lab., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•>30 years of experience in Drug discovery
•>21 publication
Masayuki Ii, PhD
VP, Head of Integrated Translational Research


•Former Head of inflammation DDU, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•>29 years of experience in Drug discovery,  lead of research in global development program
•>50 publications, patents
Satoru  Asahi, PhD
VP, Head of Non-Clinical Development


•Former Head of DMPK lab, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•Former professor pf Osaka Univ.
•CEO of T. N. Technos Co., Ltd.
•>30 years of experience in Drug discovery
•23 IND, 9 NDA
•>45 publications, >7 patents
Hirofumi Nagai, PhD
VP, Principal Consultant


•Former Global Tox Head, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•Former Safety Board Member, Takeda
•Former Auditor of Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology
•Editor of Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology
•>25 publications (incl. instructional text, review)

Kazuyoshi Aso, PhD
VP, Head of Sales and Marketing



• Former VP, Head of Chemistry, Axcelead DDP
• Former VP, Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Tri-I TDI
•>2 years of experience in sales & marketing
•>30 years of experience in drug discovery research
•>31 publications, >24 patents
Keiji Yashiki,
VP, Head of Finance



•Leading processes of building finance / IT infrastructure, budget management, financial reporting and internal control
•>28 years of experience at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in the fields of finance, corporate planning and overseas operations including business controlling for corporate and Europe region
 Kengo Okada, PhD
VP, Head of Business Planning & Operations


•Former VP, Head of CSO Office, Axcelead DDP
•Former chief Member of Biomolecular Research Labs at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
•>10 years of experience in drug discovery research
•>7 years of experience in academia
•>30 peer-reviewed publications
Miho Fujisawa,
VP, Head of HR



•Leading the transformation such as  various HR program/activity design, organizational development, and HR technology and so on
•Experience at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in the fields of biochemistry research and HR