About us

Our management

Keiko Hattori:CEO

Ms. Hattori has experienced in preclinical drug development at Nippon Roche KK. She subsequently joined Pharmacia KK in 1986 (present: Pfizer Japan Inc.) and she engaged in regulatory affairs and clinical development. She transferred to biotechnology division in 1990 and was responsible for sales and marketing. In 1998 she became President and Representative Director of Amersham Pharmacia Biotech KK (present: GE Healthcare Japan). Following the M&A by GE, she was Vice President, Global marketing in GE healthcare Bioscience, GM in Asia-Pacific. In 2011 she joined Thermo Fisher Scientific KK as Vice President, corporate marketing and CMD division.
Now she is a research complex organizer in Center for Wellbeing Research at Keio University.
Ms. Hattori assumed the post of CEO at AccuRna Inc. in April 2017.
Graduated from the faculty of science, the University of Tokyo Completed executive course in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

Shiro Akinaga:Board Member

Dr. Akinaga joined Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd, where he engaged in exploration and evaluation of anti-cancer drugs at pharmaceutical research center for 20 years and worked on many anti-cancer drug candidates from the dawn of molecular target therapy of cancer.
After that, he transferred to clinical development of anti-cancer drugs and was involved in the global development of many drugs (small molecules and antibodies) such as FLT3 inhibitor, HSP90 inhibitor, Met inhibitor ARQ197, anti-GM2 antibody, anti CCR4 antibody Mogamulizumab. Mogamulizumab was approved for marketing in Japan in 2012.
He became a principal scientist at pharmaceutical research center in 1994, a manager of oncology group in 2001, a clinical development director of oncology group in 2007. After the establishment of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. in October 2008, he was a clinical development director of oncology group, Executive officer of global clinical development in 2011, research fellow in 2013, fellow of R&D division in 2014.
He assumed the post of Board member at AccuRna Inc. in March 2017.
Graduated from the Department of applied chemistry school of advanced science and Engineering Waseda University.
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Tokyo
Doctor of Pharmacy
Delegate of Japanese Society of Medical Oncology

Yusuke Ishikawa:Board Member, CFO

Mr. Yusuke Ishikawa joined KPMG AZSA LLC where he was involved in a variety of services including; IPO services & audits, financial statements audits and internal control audits for public companies. After he transferred to Quality Assurance (a division of KPMG AZSA's headquarter), he engaged in the project to implement the clarified International Standards on Auditing, new KPMG audit methodology and tools developed for the standards into the whole of KPMG AZSA. He also experienced IFRS audits at KPMG Singapore as well as at KPMG AZSA Tokyo office. He joined SoftBank Corp. (currently known as SoftBank Group Corp.) in 2013. At Internal Audit of Softbank, he was the leader of Overseas Audit Team to lead PMI of the internal audit functions of new subsidiaries such as; Sprint Corporation, Brightstar Corp. and ARM Holdings plc. and the leader of internal audits on other SoftBank's subsidiaries.
He assumed the post of Board member at AccuRna Inc. in August 2017.
Graduated from Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo
Certified Public Accountant

Hiromichi Kimura:Board Member

After working at the pharmaceutical division of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo and J.P. Morgan as Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions Division, Dr. Kimura became President and Representative Director of Amersham Pharmacia Biotech KK (present: GE Healthcare Japan), Monsanto Japan Ltd. (present: Pfizer Japan Inc.), and subsequently CEO of HuBit Genomix Inc.
In March 2004, Dr. Kimura co-founded Fast Track Initiative (FTI) Inc. and became President of the partnership.
Graduated from the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, the University of Tokyo.
Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Tokyo
Doctor of Pharmacy
MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Tomohiro Anzai:Board Member

Dr. Anzai joined Arthur D. Little (Japan) Inc. where he was engaged in management consulting for biotechnology businesses both inside and outside Japan. He dealt with business challenge for a wide range of companies in the fields of life sciences and health care, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, diagnostic pharmaceuticals manufacturers, equipment for research and development/reagent manufactures, and food manufacturers. He was also involved in R&D and business strategy development, focusing on company-wide strategic planning and implementation support. In January 2006, Dr. Anzai joined FTI Inc. and has been in charge of various areas, from selecting investment projects, to founding and developing companies, and investment recovery.
Graduated from the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo
Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Doctor of Life Science

Masuko Fukuda:Corporate Auditor

Ms. Fukuda joined Chugai pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., where she was responsible for the scientific evaluation of drugs in the field of multiple diseases, market research, business assessment, and portfolio analysis. She then became head of the development and information department and later of the business intelligence department, and was involved in strategy development and promotion of R&D as a committee member responsible for R&D decision-making. She has also worked as a senior professional, leading the development of a risk evaluation system in pharmacovigilance and drug pricing strategies and implementation. She subsequently joined FTI.
Graduated from the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, the University of Tokyo.
Pharmacist

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