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Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc. (LINK-J)

Organization chart The Management Advisory Committee comprises experts from industry and academia who diligently employ their expertise and broad insight to support LINK-J's activities.The Committee also provides strategic advice to the Board of Directors.

Directors and Auditors

Chairman of the Board Hideyuki Okano, M.D., Ph.D. Dean, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine Professor, Department of Physiology
Vice Chairman of the Board Yoshiki Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Director Takashi Ueda Executive Managing Officer, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Director Akihiko Soyama President and Chief Executive Officer of LINK-J
Auditor Yutaro Kikuchi Attorney at law, Kikuchi Sogo Law Office
Auditor Shigeru Sugimoto Managing partner, Sakura Horwath & Co.

Management Advisory Committee Members

The Management Advisory Committee comprises experts from industry and academia who diligently employ their expertise and broad insight to support LINK-J's activities. The Committee also provides strategic advice to the Board of Directors.

(as of November 1, 2018)
Special Advisor Yoichiro Matsumoto President, Tokyo University of Science, Dr. Eng.
Special Advisor Shinya Yamanaka Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) Kyoto University, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Special Advisor Peter F. Cowhey Dean, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of California, San Diego
Advisor Shinji Asonuma Executive Vice-President for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration, Kyoto University
Advisor Hidetoshi Kotera Executive Director, RIKEN
Advisor Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D. President, The Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations of JAPAN (FPMAJ)
President and CEO of Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Advisor Yuzo Toda Chairman, Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM)
Advisor George Nakayama President, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Charman and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Advisor Shuji Hashimoto Senior Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Waseda University
Advisor Toshiaki Higashihara President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd
Advisor Masaaki Mizuno, M.D., Ph.D. Presidential Advisor and Professor, Nagoya University
Advisor Yoshinori Yajima Director, Office of Cooperative Research and Development, Tohoku University
Advisor Masato Wakayama, D.Sc. Executive Vice President, Kyushu University
Advisor Toshiya Watanabe, Ph.D. Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Advisor Shinya Watanabe Chairman, the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
Advisor Masanobu Komoda President and CEO, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
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