In October 2014, Yoshihiro Nakagawa was appointed Corporate Officer and Global General Counsel of Takeda, with responsibility for the company’s global legal, compliance and intellectual property organizations.
Mr. Nakagawa joined the company in 1983. At that time, he served in varying roles of responsibility including reviewing, negotiating and drafting intellectual property and technology-related licensing agreements as a member of the Patent & Trademark Department.
In 1995, he moved to the Legal Department, then spent more than two years in London as Company Secretary for Takeda Europe Holdings. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Nakagawa served as Senior Vice President of the Legal Department at Takeda headquarters in Japan.
Mr. Nakagawa received a law degree from Kobe University in Japan.