Costa Saroukos is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. He joined the company in May 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of the Europe and Canada Business Unit and was appointed CFO in March 2018. Mr. Saroukos is also a member of the Takeda Executive Team (TET) reporting to the company’s President & CEO.
Prior to joining Takeda, Mr. Saroukos 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.
Mr. Saroukos holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accounts.
Mr. Saroukos is based in Tokyo.