Helen Giza is Takeda’s Chief Integration & Divestiture Management Officer. Serving in this capacity since January 2019, Ms. Giza is a member of the Takeda Executive Team and responsible for overseeing the success of the $64 billion Shire integration into Takeda, as well as the organization’s divestiture activities because of the acquisition. Initially named as Takeda’s Head of Integration in May 2018, Ms. Giza set up an integration team and built capabilities that are being leveraged post-close to ensure the combination happens at pace, and in a thoughtful, decisive and thorough manner.
Ms. Giza has more than 25 years of diverse management experience, serving and overseeing markets in the U.S., Asia, LATAM and Europe. She has a proven track record of delivering strong performance and profitability improvement while maintaining financial compliance and company values. Experienced in leading strategy, pricing & contracting, accounting and controllership and business development including transactions, integrations and divestments, she is a strategic, innovative thinker who challenges the status quo and is adept at engaging peers and bringing the organization along during times of change.
Ms. Giza brings a diverse background having worked in different industries and different countries. She is experienced in navigating global organizations, and interacting with people from diverse cultures across the world.
Ms. Giza is a U.K. Chartered Certified Accountant and received her Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.