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Tsutomu Sugaya

Tsutomu Sugaya

Representative, Pharma-Biz Management Initiative
Special Advisor, EP-PharmaLine Co., Ltd.
Advisor, SAMURAI Biotech Association
Councilor, Society for Regulatory Science of Medical Products

Tsutomu Sugaya

1974, Graduated Hitotsubashi University, BA in Social Studies (Industrial Relations) and joined Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Limited.

2023, started a business of advisory service for biotech startups at Pharma-Biz Management Initiative.

2008, joined Nobelpharma and successively held the posts as Head of Business Development, Corporate Planning, COO and CFO.
2006, founded Medical Line Co., Ltd. as a co-founder and assumed CEO. (Call center and related service provider dedicated for Pharmaceuticals industries)
2003, joined Apo Plus Station Co., Ltd. (the first CSO Company in Japan)
As Managing Director & COO, CSO Business and Business in China and initiated to develop new business models and contributed to strengthen its business structure.
Mitsubishi Pharma, Inc.  1999 - 2002, General Manager of Products Planning and Development, Healthcare Business.
- Supervised to develop healthcare products, OTC and API.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
 1997 - 1999, Deputy General Manager, Business Development, Overseas Pharmaceutical Business.
- Coordinated execution of clinical development and/or manufacturing of licensed-out products by licensees.
1994- 1997, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of the new born Mitsubishi Chemical merged with Mitsubishi Petrochemical.
- Set up a new corporate business plan of R&D and Pharmaceuticals business.
- In charge of the control office of investment and funding.
1984-1994, Manager in charge of business strategies at Pharmaceuticals Planning Department.
1985 - 1994 concurrently assumed Executive Officer and Director of Administrative Affairs, Kasei Synthelabo Co., Ltd.

What I expect of LINK-J

I expect LINK-J will become a Japanese Silicon Valley, further developing its business as the base for the life science industry.

Message to LINK-J Special Members

Let the world know the results of our life science businesses from Nihonbashi.

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