Mr. Kawakami has served as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2022. He has an extensive career in taking responsibilities in various roles of international business and Japanese business serving more than 30 years at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), the parent company of Tanabe Research Laboratories.
Mr. Kawakami is currently Vice President, Head of U.S. and Europe Operations and President of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Holdings America to lead the continued growth of the MTPC Global Business, especially in U.S. and Europe. In the past, he served as Head of Sales & Marketing Division for the Japanese market and the Head of Corporate Strategy. Before that, he had served as the Head of International Business Department and was responsible for implementing the expansion of global business in Europe and Asia.