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Biographies of Board of Directors

(As of June 30, 2016)

Board of Directors

Director, Chairman of the Board     Yasuchika Hasegawa

April 1970Joined the Company
October 1998Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical International Division of the Company
October 1998Corporate Officer of the Company
June 1999Director of the Company
June 2001Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning Department of the Company
April 2002Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning Department of the Company
June 2003President and Representative Director of the Company
April 2011Chairman, KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
June 2014Chairman of the Board and Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company 
April 2015Chairman of the Board and Representative Director
June 2015Chairman of the Board of the Company (to present)
June 2015

Outside Director, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (currently Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated) (to present)

Representative Director President & CEO  Christophe Weber

July 2003Chairman & CEO, GlaxoSmithKline France
May 2008Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline
January 2011President & General Manager Designate, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
April 2012President & General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
April 2012CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
April 2012Member of GlaxoSmithKline Corporate Executive Team
April 2014Chief Operating Officer of the Company 
April 2014Corporate Officer of the Company
June 2014President and Representative Director of the Company 
April 2015President & CEO and Representative Director of the Company (to present)

Director, Corporate Strategy Officer   Shinji Honda

April 1981Joined the Company
January 2001Executive Vice President, TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
June 2008Senior Vice President, Overseas Business Planning Department of the Company
April 2009President, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (currently Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.)
June 2011Corporate Officer of the Company
June 2011Chief Integration Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
April 2012Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy Department of the Company 
June 2013Director of the Company 
June 2013President, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (to present)
June 2014Senior Managing Director of the Company
April 2015Corporate Strategy Officer of the Company (to present)
June 2016Director of the Company (to present)

Director, President, Japan Pharma Business Unit    Masato Iwasaki, Ph.D.

April 1985Joined the Company
October 2002Director, Diabetes, Ethical Products Marketing Department, Pharmaceutical Marketing Division of the Company
April 2008Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Planning Department of the Company
June 2010Corporate Officer of the Company
January 2012Head of CMSO Office, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
April 2012Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Marketing Division of the Company 
June 2012Director of the Company (to present)
April 2015President, Japan Pharma Business Unit of the Company (to present)

Director, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer   Andrew S. Plump, M.D., Ph.D.

February 2006Vice President, Cardiovascular Disease Franchise Integrator (Head, Cardiovascular Early Development & Translational Medicine), Merck & Co.
October 2008Vice President, Cardiovascular Disease Franchise, Worldwide Discovery Head, Merck & Co.
July 2012Vice President, Research & Translational Medicine and Deputy to the President of Global R&D, Sanofi
January 2014Senior Vice President, Research & Translational Medicine and Deputy to the President of Global R&D, Sanofi
February 2015Chief Medical & Scientific Officer Designate of the Company
February 2015Corporate Officer of the Company
June 2015Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Company (to present)
June 2015Director of the Company(to present)

Outside Director   Yoshiaki Fujimori

May 2001Senior Vice President, General Electric Company
October 2008Representative Director, Chairman, President and CEO, General Electric Japan Ltd.
March 2011Representative Director and Chairman, GE Japan Corporation (currently GE Japan GK)
June 2011Director, LIXIL Corporation
June 2011Director, LIXIL Group Corporation
August 2011Representative Director, President and CEO, LIXIL Corporation
August 2011Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation (to present)
June 2012Outside Director, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (currently Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated) (to present)
January 2016Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, LIXIL Corporation
June 2016Advisor, Lixil Group Corporation (to present)
June 2016Outside Director of the Company(to present)

Outside Director  Emiko Higashi

February 1988Director, Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc.
May 1994Managing Director, Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch & Co.
April 2000CEO, Gilo Ventures, LLC
January 2003Managing Director, Tomon Partners, LLC
November 2010Outside Director, KLA-Tencor Corporation (to present)
October 2014Outside Director, InvenSense Inc. (to present)
June 2016Outside Director, MetLife Insurance K.K.(to present)
June 2016Outside Director of the Company (to present)

Outside Director   Michel Orsinger

January 1996Head of Eastern Europe, Sandoz Nutrition, Consumer Health, Novartis AG
July 1997President, Global Medical Nutrition, Consumer Health, Novartis AG
September 1999Regional President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Consumer Health, Novartis AG
March 2001Chief Executive Officer and President, OTC Division Worldwide, Consumer Health, Novartis AG
October 2004Chief Operating Officer, Synthes, Inc. (currently Johnson & Johnson)
April 2007President and Chief Executive Officer, Synthes, Inc.
June 2012Worldwide Chairman, Global Orthopedics Group, DePuy Synthes Companies, Johnson & Johnson
June 2012Member of Global Management Team, Johnson & Johnson
June 2016Outside Director of the Company (to present)

Outside Director   Masahiro Sakane

April 1963Joined Komatsu Ltd.
June 1989Director, Komatsu Ltd.
June 1990COO, Komatsu Dresser Company (currently Komatsu America Corp.)
June 1999Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Komatsu Ltd.
June 2001President and Representative Director, Komatsu Ltd.
June 2007Chairman of the Board and Representative Director, Komatsu Ltd.
June 2008Outside Director, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
June 2008Outside Director, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
June 2008Outside Director, Tokyo Electron Limited (to present)
May 2010Vice Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
June 2010Chairman of the Board, Komatsu Ltd.
March 2011Outside Director, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (to present)
April 2013Director and Councilor, Komatsu Ltd.
June 2013Councilor, Komatsu Ltd. (to present)
June 2014Outside Director of the Company (to present)
June 2015Outside Director, Kajima Corporation (to present)

Outside Director   Toshiyuki Shiga

April 1976Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
April 2000Senior Vice President (Officer), Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
April 2005Chief Operating Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
June 2005Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
May 2010Chairman, Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
November 2013Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (to present)
April 2014Vice Chairman, KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) (to present)
June 2015Chairman and CEO, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (to present)
June 2016Outside Director of the Company (to present)

Outside Director     Fumio Sudo

April 1964Joined Kawasaki Steel Corporation (currently JFE Steel Corporation)
June 2001President and Representative Director, Kawasaki Steel Corporation
April 2005President and Representative Director, JFE Holdings, Inc.
June 2010Outside Director, JS Group Corporation (currently LIXIL Group Corporation)
June 2011Outside Director, Taisei Corporation (to present)
June 2011Outside Director of the Company (to present)
June 2012Outside Director, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (to present)
April 2014Chairman of the Board, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (currently Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated) (to present)
July 2014Honorary Advisor to JFE Holdings, Inc. (to present)

Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member
Yasuhiko Yamanaka

April 1979Joined the Company
June 2003Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning Department of the Company
June 2004Corporate Officer of the Company
April 2007Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Marketing Division of the Company
June 2007Director of the Company
June 2011Managing Director of the Company
April 2012Assistant to CEO, Globalization of the Company
June 2013Special Missions assigned by President of the Company
June 2014Special Missions of the Company
June 2015Corporate Auditor of the Company
June 2016Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member of the Company (to present)

Outside Director, Chairperson of Audit & Supervisory Committee
Shiro Kuniya

April 1982Registered as an attorney-at-law (Osaka Bar Association)
April 1982Joined Oh-Ebashi Law Offices
May 1987Registered as an attorney-at-law at New York Bar Association
June 1997Outside Corporate Auditor, Sunstar Inc.
April 2002Managing Partner, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners (to present)
June 2006Outside Corporate Auditor, NIDEC CORPORATION
April 2011Chairman, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
March 2012Outside Director, NEXON Co.,Ltd. (to present)
June 2012Outside Director, EBARA CORPORATION (to present)
June 2013Outside Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (to present)
June 2013Outside Corporate Auditor of the Company
June 2016Outside Director, Chairperson of Audit & Supervisory Committee of the Company (to present)

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member
Jean-Luc Butel

January 1994President, Nippon Becton Dickinson Company, Ltd.
January 1998Corporate Officer, President, Worldwide Consumer Healthcare, Becton, Dickinson and Company
November 1999President, Independence Technology, Johnson & Johnson
August 2003Corporate Officer, Executive Committee Member, Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific, Medtronic, Inc.
May 2008Corporate Officer, Executive Committee Member, Executive Vice President and Group President, International, Medtronic, Inc.
June 2012Audit & Supervisory Board Member, The Norinchukin Bank
February 2012Corporate Officer, Operating Committee Member and Corporate Vice President, Baxter International Inc.
January 2015President, International, Baxter International Inc.
July 2015Global Healthcare Advisor, President, K8 Global Pte. Ltd. (to present)
June 2016Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member of the Company (to present)

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member
Koji Hatsukawa

March 1974Joined Price Waterhouse Accounting Office
July 1991Representative Partner, Aoyama Audit Corporation
April 2000Representative Partner, ChuoAoyama PricewaterhouseCoopers
October 2005Director and Manager of International Operations, ChuoAoyama PricewaterhouseCoopers
May 2009CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers Arata
June 2012Audit & Supervisory Board Member, The Norinchukin Bank
June 2012Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Accordia Golf co., Ltd.
June 2013Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Fujitsu Limited (to present)
June 2016Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee member of the Company (to present)