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TOKYO, Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Naoki Okamura, "Astellas") today announced the following changes to its management structure effective April 1, 2024.
Digital initiatives and investments are critical in every part of Astellas business for transformation and to create VALUE creation for patients. We believe that considerations related to digital and business transformation considerations must be built into management strategy formulation and execution. Therefore, Astellas has decided to establish the CDTO as a new member of Top Management. We will appoint Nick Eshkenazi to the CDTO position as of April 1, 2024. He joined Astellas as Chief Digital Officer on November 1, 2023. He brings to Astellas experience driving complex business transformation, and many digital and technology in various industries. He has already made a great impact in terms of enhancing our digital capabilities, and has really helped us think differently about digitalization and transformation. He will be based in Australia.
Top Management (Effective April 1, 2024)
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Representative Director, Executive Vice President
Chief People Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CPO & CECO)
Chief Scientific Officer (CScO)
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMfgO)
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Chief Strategy Officer (CStO)
Chief Digital & Transformation Officer (CDTO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
General Counsel (GC)
Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are promoting the Focus Area Approach that is designed to identify opportunities for the continuous creation of new drugs to address diseases with high unmet medical needs by focusing on Biology and Modality. Furthermore, we are also looking beyond our foundational Rx focus to create Rx+® healthcare solutions that combine our expertise and knowledge with cutting-edge technology in different fields of external partners. Through these efforts, Astellas stands on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into VALUE for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.astellas.com/en.
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Name: Nick Eshkenazi
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Member Advisory Board, ExoFlare (present post)
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