Giles Platford is President of Europe & Canada Business Unit for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. He also represents Takeda as a Board member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and currently chairs its Innovation Committee.
Mr Platford joined Takeda in 2009 as General Manager of Brazil, after which he assumed the role of Area Head for Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He went on to serve as TET member and President of Emerging Markets for three years, before taking his current role.
Prior to joining Takeda, Mr. Platford spent eight years in Asia Pacific, where he held a number of roles of increasing responsibility in Business Development, Commercial and General Management.
Mr. Platford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK, and is currently based in Switzerland.