Mr. Fukuda has 16 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Japan since joining Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd. in 2005, where he started his career as a Researcher in Exploratory Toxicology & DMPK Research Laboratories. Prior to joining TRL in June 2021, he served as Manager of Strategy and Planning Department of Innovative Research Division (2015-2021) in Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. During this term, he contributed to developing the company’s R&D strategy as well as to the progress of research and development projects of Tanabe Research Laboratories U.S.A., Inc. by managing the budget and utilizing external funding. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Fukuda served as a Project Manager of drug discovery projects in the kidney disease area, including collaborative research projects with partner companies. Mr. Fukuda received his B.S., M.S. from Nagoya University and obtained a Medical Laboratory Scientist license in Japan in 2003.