Reorganization helps Takeda realize globalization vision
OSAKA, Japan, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") today announced a reorganization of its corporate structure, as part of its 2006-2010 Medium-Term Plan vision to become a global pharmaceutical company with highly integrated global operations. In order to become more responsive to rapid changes in the global operating environment and to maximize the global market potential of new products and the company's global presence, the company is streamlining executive reporting relationships to Yasuchika Hasegawa, President, by creating corporate-level, center of excellence R&D, commercial and administrative functions. Effective April 1, 2009, Shigenori Ohkawa, Ph.D., will become Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), and Alan MacKenzie will become Executive Vice President (EVP) International Operations. Additionally, a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) role will be established.
"Takeda is making meaningful changes in structure and governance through this reorganization and the creation of the CSO, EVP, International Operations, and CAO roles, which we believe will further strengthen our global operations structure," said Yasuchika Hasegawa, President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. "Through this new organizational structure, Takeda looks forward to continuing our history of creating and marketing novel pharmaceutical products that meet the needs of patients globally."
Details of the Reorganization
Effective April 1, 2009, Shigenori Ohkawa, Ph.D., will assume the role of Chief Scientific Officer, responsible for global Research, Development, Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), and Intellectual Property (IP). The creation of the CSO role provides the opportunity to further enhance product development effectiveness through the integration of research and development. The
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