Management Team

Directors and Corporate Auditors

President, Chief Executive Officer
Shigeru Kobayashi, M.E.
Shigeru Kobayashi has previously worked at Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.). He has also served as the President at Kyowa Hakko UK, Ltd. and Kyowa Pharmaceutical, Inc. (currently Kyowa Hakko Kirin Pharma, Inc.).
Executive Director
Masa Fujiwara, M. Agr., D.V.M.
Masa Fujiwara, D.V.M. has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Chiome Bioscience Inc. since February 2005. He has previously worked at Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants Co., Ltd. (currently IBM Japan, Ltd.) and Quintiles Transnational Japan K.K., where he served as the Director of the Data Management Department.
Executive Director
Keiichi Kiyota, M.B.A.
Keiichi Kiyota has previously worked at SANDOZ Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (currently Novartis Pharma K.K.). He has also served as the CEO at Genetic Nosan Co., Ltd. and Nimura Genetic Solutions Co., Ltd.
Executive Director
Kunihiro Ohta, Ph.D.
Kunihiro Ohta has previously served as the Associate Chief Scientist at the Ohta Genetic System Control Laboratory at RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research). He is currently a professor in the Department of Life Sciences of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He is one of the inventors of the ADLib® system.
Executive Director
Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Ph.D.
Tsutomu Kawaguchi has previously served as the Director of the Research & Coordination Division, Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Division and Senior Director of the Pharmaceutical Business Division (Board Member) of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. He has also served as a Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School, an Auditor at Y’s Therapeutics Co., Ltd. , a member of the board at Summit Glycoresearch Corporation and Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Chiome Bioscience Inc.
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Yasuhiro Tsuji, Ph.D.
Yasuhiro Tsuji has previously worked at The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and at The Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University. He has also served as Corporate Vice President and Department Manager of the Product Strategy Department of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. In addition, he served as President at Chugai Clinical Research Center Co., and as a member of the Audit and Supervisory Board of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Nobuo Taguchi
Nobuo Taguchi has previously worked at The Tokyo Tomin Bank, Limited and served as CEO of Tomin Kigyo Toshi Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Tomin Management Research Institute Co., Ltd., and an External Auditor of LivTech, Inc.
He currently serves as an Adviser of Tomin Management Research Institute Co., Ltd..
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Teruhisa Tajima, CPA / Certified Public Tax Accountant
Teruhisa Tajima has previously worked at Chuo Audit Corporation. He currently serves as CEO of TAJIMA CPA Office and TAJIMA Accounting Office Inc.
He also serves as an External Auditor of the The Longreach Group Inc., Quantum Biosystems Inc., PRISM Pharma Co Ltd, Tosei Reit Investment Corporation, OncoTherapy Science, Inc., and EDIGENE CORPORATION.