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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, 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 September, 2020)
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 Takuro Ueda Director, Office of Cooperative Research and Development, Tohoku University
Advisor Hironori Kasahara, Ph.D. Senior Executive Vice President for Research and IT Promotion, Waseda 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 George Nakayama President, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Charman and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
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 Katsuhiko Furukawa Kyushu University, Vice President Deputy Director General of Research and Industrial Collaboration Management office
Advisor Kenichi Matsumoto Chairman, the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
Chairman, Sakura Global Holding Co., Ltd
Advisor Masaaki Mizuno, M.D., Ph.D. Nagoya University Hospital Department of Advanced Medicine Center for Advanced medicine and Clinical Research Director , Clinical Professor
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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