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The Executive Team

Global reach

Committed to supporting our global clients with multiple worldwide offices.

Unrivaled experience

Our multinational team combines experience with scientific expertise, business creativity and dedication.

Dedication

Our team combines experience with scientific expertise, business creativity and dedication.

Mohamed Oubihi (Ph.D.), President & CEO

  • 20 years Japan Biotech/Pharma
  • Ex-vice chairman of Japanese Association of Food Additives
  • Experience Business & Drug Dev
  • Leadership roles at Novozymes, Biogen and Abbvie
  • Advised multiple pharma companies on Japan market entry
  • Fluent Japanese-English

Hiromu Ozaki, COO & Japan Representative

  • 38 years Biotech/Pharma
  • Ex-President of Biogen and Sosei in Japan & Astellas in Canada
  • Board Member of Biocomo
  • Commercial, Corporate Management & Leadership
  • BD and Licensing Experience
  • Bilingual English-Japanese

Hidehiro Ando, VP Licensing & Business Development

  • 30 years Japan Biotech/Pharma
  • Ex-Board Member of Stem Cell Science KK
  • Expert in Japanese licensing
  • VP level Licensing experience  (Tanabe Pharmaceutical, Bayer Japan BD, Sosei)
  • Bilingual English-Japanese

Akihiko Hasegawa (Ph.D.), VP CMC & Quality

  • 40 years in CMC & quality
  • Exceptional expertise in Medical Device and Pharmaceuticals
  • Ex-General Marketing Supervisor Astra-Zeneca, Baxter, Ex-QA Director Alcon Japan
  • Author in international scientific journals
  • Excellent Japanese-English skills

Shokichi Kusama, VP Safety & PV

  • 39 Years  in Japanese Safety and Post-marketing surveillance
  • Ex-Head of Japan Drug Safety Dept (UCB, Ferring Pharma, Allergan)
  • Expert on Japan Safety/ PMS
  • Strong interaction and negotiation experience with PMDA/MHLW
  • Bilingual English/Japanese

Hiroshi Tamazawa, VP Banking and Supply Chain

  •  40 years in the Japanese Pharma and Banking sectors
  • Ex-General Manager of Marketing at Kinki Osaka Bank
  • Ex-Director Sales and BD in Supply Chain business at Namicos
  • Excellent Knowledge of the Japanese Banking sector
  • Experience  of Financial and Business Operations

Kazuhiro Sato (R.Ph), VP CMC Regulatory Affairs

  • 39 years  in Japan CMC Regulatory
  • Experience in Radio-pharmaceuticals and Biologics
  • Director Level at Mallinckrodt, Nihon Schering, Fuji-Film
  • Strong Leadership and Experience in R&D, Medical Affairs and KOL Interactions
  • Excellent Japanese/English

Ryuzo Ojiro, VP Clinical Development

  • 40 Years Japan Clinical Development and GCP compliance
  • Strong PMDA Experience during Clinical Development
  • Ex-Head of GCP Compliance, Astellas/Amgen and AstraZeneca
  • Strong Experience in CNS, CV & Respiratory
  • Excellent Japanese/English