Costa Saroukos, CFO | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Costa Saroukos

Costa Saroukos


Costa Saroukos joined Takeda in 2015 as chief financial officer (CFO) of Takeda’s Europe and Canada Business Unit. He served as CFO of Takeda from March 2018 until March 2024.

Prior to joining Takeda, Costa was head of finance and business development at Allergan for the Asia-Pacific region, including China and Japan. He was also the finance director for Greater China and Japan. He also spent 13 years at Merck & Co. as the executive finance director for EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), finance director of South Korea, and head of internal audit Asia Pacific and Global Joint Ventures.

Costa holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accounts.

Costa is based in Tokyo.