Milano Furuta - Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Milano Furuta

Milano Furuta

Director – Chief Financial Officer

Milano Furuta is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Takeda and serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Milano joined Takeda in 2010 and has worked on various projects in corporate strategy, corporate development, and post-merger integration in Japan and Switzerland. He managed the Diabetes Business Unit in Mexico and served as general manager in Sweden, leading the launch of new products in the areas of oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular and metabolism, while optimizing commercial organizations. He went on to serve as corporate strategy officer and chief of staff in Japan for two years and president of Japan Pharma Business Unit of Takeda for three years before being appointed to his current role.

Prior to joining Takeda, Milano worked as an equity research analyst at an investment management firm in the United States. He began his career in banking and private equity investment in Japan, where he worked on many types of financial transactions, including leveraged buyouts and debt restructuring.

Milano holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Hitotsubashi University in Japan.

He lives in Tokyo with his family.