Annual Shareholders Meeting: Takeda “building for the future”
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Takeda. We’re building for the future and are confident in our outlook.”
That was the message from Takeda president and CEO Christophe Weber when he addressed shareholders joining the company’s 146th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in-person and online on June 29, 2022. Shareholders were encouraged to participate online again this year as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Building for the future
Takeda has transformed into a leading global biopharmaceutical company. And we’re making a clear impact through a balanced and diverse product and R&D portfolio, a truly global team, and a presence on both the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges. We continue to expand our presence in our strategic markets and we are now in a position to scale our ambitions and innovate in ways we never imagined.
Innovation stays our core
One-third of Takeda’s late-stage pipeline has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation, a testament to our innovation and commitment to develop transformational therapies where there is significant unmet need. As Takeda looks over the horizon to our long-term pipeline, our goal is to translate science into highly innovative, life-changing medicines.
Pride in our people
Takeda is investing in the well-being of our people and prioritizing building resilience to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. We’re also focusing on nurturing a culture of lifelong learning and talent development and ramping up data and digital programs for all colleagues to make sure we are a future-ready organization.
New board members appointed
The appointment of John Maraganore, Ph.D. and Kimberly A. Reed, to the board of directors was approved by shareholders and they joined the board effective June 29, succeeding Toshiyuki Shiga and Shiro Kuniya, who retired. In a board meeting following the shareholders meeting, Masami Iijima was newly appointed chair of the board meetings, succeeding Masahiro Sakane who also retired.The appointments of all other then-current board members were also approved by shareholders.
Video playback of the General Meeting of Shareholders, including the presentation by Christophe Weber is available here.
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