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Life Science Innovation Network Japan(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, Division of Health Sciences, Endowed Chair, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Director Takashi Ueda Managing Director, Senior 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 July, 2021)
Special Advisor Yoichiro Matsumoto, Dr. Eng. Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Special Advisor Shinya Yamanaka, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) Kyoto University, Professor
Advisor Takuro Ueda Director, Office of Cooperative Research and Development, Tohoku University
Advisor Shinji Ohnishi Vice President Deputy Director General of Research and Industrial Collaboration Management office, Kyushu University
Advisor Yasushi Okada President, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Representative Corporate Officer, COO and Industry Affairs,Eisai Co., Ltd.
Advisor Hironori Kasahara, Ph.D. Senior Executive Vice President for Research and IT Promotion, Waseda University
Advisor Hidetoshi Kotera Executive Director, RIKEN
Advisor Ken-ichiro Hata, D.D.S., Ph.D. Chairman, Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM)
President and CEO, Japan Tissue Engineering Co., Ltd. (J-TEC)
Advisor Toshiaki Higashihara President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd
Advisor Sunao Manabe President, The Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations of JAPAN (FPMAJ)
Representative Director, Member of the Board, President and CEO at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Advisor Masaaki Mizuno, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Professor, Nagoya University Hospital Department of Advanced Medicine Center for Advanced medicine and Clinical Research Director
Advisor Takayoshi Mimura Chairman, the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
Chairman of the Board,Terumo Corporation
Advisor Koji Murota Executive Vice-President for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration, Kyoto University
Advisor Toshiya Watanabe, Ph.D. The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives
Advisor Masanobu Komoda President and CEO, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
           
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