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Top Management

As of April 1, 2019

Group Management Structure

Group Management Structure


Executive Committee

Standing Members

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenji Yasukawa
Chief Strategy Officer (CStO) Naoki Okamura
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chikashi Takeda
Chief Administrative Officer &
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CAO & CECO)
Fumiaki Sakurai
General Counsel (GC) Linda Friedman
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Bernie Zeiher
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Yukio Matsui


Extended Members

President, Drug Discovery Research Akihiko Iwai
President, Pharmaceutical Technology Hideki Shima
President, Development Steven Benner
President, Established Markets Commercial Dirk Kosche
President, Greater China Commercial Hiroshi Hamaguchi
President, International Commercial Yukio Matsui 
President, Japan Commercial Nobuaki Tanaka
President, US Commercial Percival Barretto-Ko