In June 2016, James Kehoe was named Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Officer. As a strong business leader, Mr. Kehoe has a long track record of improving operational business performance that includes process optimization. He is responsible for global accounting and consolidation, reporting, financial planning and analytics.
Mr. Kehoe is an accomplished finance executive from the consumer goods sector. He came to Takeda from Kraft Foods Group in the U.S., where he most recently held the role of EVP and CFO. Prior to that, he had numerous leadership roles spanning the course of more than 20 years, with assignments based in Ireland, Germany, Italy, USA, Austria, Switzerland and Canada.
An Irish national, Mr. Kehoe holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Galway, Ireland, and a Masters in Finance from University College Dublin, Ireland. He lives in Tokyo, Japan with his wife and son.