Executive Vice President (HQ)
Representative officer, Linical China Co., Ltd.
The work of pharmaceutical product development is to collect various kinds of data about chemical compounds that have the potential to become pharmaceutical products, including data obtained in clinical trials, and then supplying the final, official product to the world market. Of this data, the clinical trial data is the most important, so those of us directly involved in this work feel the importance of our role every day. As the most globalized Japanese CRO, Linical has grown dynamically: we have run into obstacles, pondering whether the style we have developed can be applied overseas, and conversely absorbing lessons learned from overseas. Personally, I had to face the challenge of doing many things for the first time, such as setting up Asian subsidiaries and buying out other companies. Through these experiences, I realized the importance of tackling new kinds of challenges. In the world of business, “you’ll never know if you don’t try”. I hope to continue contributing to the company and society as a whole, maintaining the same spirit of readiness to embrace change at all times.