The Executive Team

Our Team

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Dr. Mohamed Oubihi

President & CEO

  • 24 years Japan Biotech/Pharma
  • Ex-vice chairman of Japanese Association of Food Additives
  • Experience Business & Drug Dev
  • Advised multiple pharma companies on Japan market entry
  • Fluent Japanese-English
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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
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Dr Akihiko Hasegawa

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
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Shokichi Kusama (R.Ph)

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
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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
  • Excellent Japanese/English
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Ryuzo Ojiro (B.Sc)

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
  • Excellent Japanese/English
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Kyoko Atarashi (MSc., R.Ph)

Senior Director

  • 38 years in Japan’s Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Development
  • Strong Japan Orphan experience (oncology, regenerative medicine) including direct negotiations with PMDA and MHLW
  • Director Level positions in Actelion, Baxter, Sanofi, etc…
  • Excellent communication in English and Japanese
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Rie Sommer (MSc.)

Senior Project Manager

  • Extensive Japan experience in regulatory affairs
  • Strong experience in PMDA consultation, Orphan Drugs and Project management
  • Worked as Ex-MHLW officer and several positions in the pharma sector
  • Bilingual skills, Fluent in Japanese and English
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Tomosho Takayanagi (MBA)

Director of Marketing & Business Operations

  • 30 years Japan Sales and Marketing Experience
  • Strong Experience in Distribution and Supply Chain covering Order to Cash, wholesalers & 3PL, and business operations
  • Launch plan including brand, sales, distribution strategy, and LCM
  • Ex-Head of Sales at Haelios, Abbott and Gilead
  • Excellent communication in English and native Japanese
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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
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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
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Multidisciplinary global team

Our team is composed of world-class experts with 30+ years of Japan experience.

Integrated robust strategy

We cover Regulatory Affairs, Drug Development, Licensing and Commercial Strategy.

Flexible and client focused

We are agile with strong focus on our clients. We cater our services to meet their unique needs.

Excellent communication

We are a perfectly bilingual team with a culturally-sensitive communication style.