Executive Leadership

Tetsuichi Okada

Chief Executive Officer / President

Edited_0000s_0002_Okada-copy-2

Experience:
Mr. Okada has been involved in the Pharmaceutical industry since 1968 and has vast experience in formulation technology, packaging technology, technology transfer, and manufacturing management. After serving as Vice President and President for Bushu Pharma, he has been in his current position since July 2020.

Joined Bushu:
2009

Goals:
As a company specializing in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and investigational drugs, it is necessary to carry out efficient production of a wide variety of consigned items. In an environment where it is difficult to increase the number of manufacturing personnel, it is necessary to quickly realize the construction of a flexible labor-saving production system. I want to pass on my experience to the younger generation and contribute to the construction of human resources and organizations that can develop continuously.

Tadao Takano
Chief Operational Officer / Executive Vice President

Experience before joining Bushu Pharma
Over the years, Mr. Takano has successfully worked with colleagues from all over the world in the following end-to-end start-up activities: corporate start-up, marketing and manufacturing license application and acquisition, marketing authorization application, drug development, manufacturing, storage and transportation.

14+ years: technology-related operations such as packaging, formulation, manufacturing planning, and raw material procurement 
3+ years: business development and licensing business 
4+ years: R & D work 
7+ years: entrepreneurship (MAH, J-NDA application / approval and entrepreneurship team lead)

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2019

Goals
Grow Bushu Pharma into a one-of-a-kind company as the leading CDMO in Asia.

Experience within Bushu Pharma
As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Takano set up the Supply Chain Management Headquarters and planned and executed all business reforms, such as the new Gateway to Asia service.

Tadao Takano
Chief Operational Officer / Executive Vice President

Tetsuya Morikawa
Senior Vice President & CFO

Career and achievements at other companies
Mr. Morikawa developed extensive financial leadership skills through his previous experience with global information technology companies as well as with big four accounting firms. Before joining Bushu Pharma, companies he worked with included: 

Nippon Steel
Symantec
Deloitte

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2017

Social contributions such as bachelor's degree, license, volunteer
Master's Degree (MSBA) San Francisco State University
Bachelor's Degree in Management, Sophia University

Professional Qualifications
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in the United States (CPA, CA)
ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation)
CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics)
CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant)

Scholarship Evaluator San Francisco State University

 Tetsuya Morikawa
Chief Financial Officer / General Manager, Corporate Planning / Senior Vice President

Masao Iyama
General Manager, Quality Division / Senior Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies
Mr. Iyama worked in the Manufacturing Technology division at Sandoz K.K. and Technical Service division at Novartis Pharma. He received Process Technology and QA training at SANDOZ USA from July 1988 to December 1989. After returning to Japan, he was in charge of building the second formulation building PJ and transferring products from Switzerland. In addition, he is mainly in charge of formulation technology work, such as improving the elution of existing products.

Year joined Bushu Pharma
1999

Goal
We will strive to continuously improve the quality system so that our customers can entrust their work with peace of mind.

Career at Bushu Pharma
From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Iyama was in charge of introducing contracted items in manufacturing technology.
Since November 2008, General Manager of Quality Division. As a project leader, he passed the inspection for the first FDA inspection in Bushu in 2010. After that, we proceeded with the construction and improvement of the quality system of Bushu Pharmaceuticals, which can respond to Global, including the inspection of multiple overseas authorities.

Social contributions such as bachelor's degree, license, volunteer
Pharmacist
Director of Japan CMO Association

 Masao Iyama
General Manager, Quality Division / Senior Vice President

Hirofumi Takeuchi
General Manager, Marketing Division / Senior Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies
Information Systems Department at Sandoz K.K., Novartis Pharma

Year joined Bushu Pharma
1999

Career / Achievements / Contributions at Bushu Pharma
Since joining the company in 1999, Mr. Takeuchi has served as a group manager of many departments, mainly in IT, but also in cost and sales management. He has also held the positions of General Manager, Director, and Executive Officer in the Planning and Sales Division and later as Director and Executive Officer of the Sales Division. In recent years, he has assumed the position of Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Marketing Division.

Goal
We will endeavor to entrust our products to our customers with peace of mind and aim to be a reliable CDMO.

 Hirofumi Takeuchi
General Manager, Marketing Division / Senior Vice President

Yoshimasa Tsuji
CHRO / General Manager, Human Resources/ Legal & General Affairs Division / Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies
A wide range of experience and achievements speciailzing in human resources achieved over the past 20+ years at both domestic and foreign companies.

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2018

Goal
We will strive to develop human resources who can realize "customer success" and foster their culture so that we can meet the diverse needs of our customers in Japan and overseas. We are also facing a period of great growth and change. We will endeavor to create an attractive company that will allow you to join us so that we can realize the careers of everyone involved in healthcare.

 Yoshimasa Tsuji
CHRO / General Manager, Human Resources/ Legal & General Affairs Division / Vice President

Takashi Arai
Plant Manager, Kawagoe Factory / Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies
Sandoz K.K., Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd.

Year joined Bushu Pharma
1999

Goal
We aim to create a reliable company that customers all over the world can say, "Because it is Bushu Pharma, we will leave it to you!"

Career at Bushu Pharma
・ Engineer Line Manager
・ General Manager of Manufacturing Technology Management Department
・ Kawagoe Factory Manager

 Takashi Arai
Plant Manager, Kawagoe Factory / Vice President

Naho Yamaguchi
General Manager, Supply Chain Management Division / Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies

Spanning the more than 20 years since 1998, Ms. Yamaguchi has gained experience in quality control / quality assurance and supply chain management of pharmaceuticals and investigational drugs, primarily at foreign-affiliated pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Over the course of her career, she has been in charge of launching and overseeing a wide range of end-to-end business operations –helping shape the start-up period all the way through to the delivery of market-ready products ready to be sent to distributors. She has a wide range of experience and expertise, including CMO management and supplier management, through which she has been able to successfully ensure the market delivery of new products – all of which has helped her be successful in her current role.

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2019

Goal
To create a company where everybody across the region will think “when I need a CMO, I will call Bushu Pharma”.

Career at Bushu Pharma
Ms. Yamaguchi was responsible for separating out the functions of production planning, logistics, and material purchasing from the production and management departments, and setting up the supply chain management division as an independent department.

 Naho Yamaguchi
General Manager, Supply Chain Management Division / Vice President

Hirokazu Kamijo
Chief Information Officer / General Manager, Corporate IT Division / Vice President

Career and achievements at other companies
SC Johnson --IT Group Manger / National Semiconductor --IT Dept. Manager / Capsugel Japan (Phizer) – IT Dept. Manager / Boston Scientific Japan – IT Director

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2020

Goal
Utilizing the experience and knowledge gained in various industries and fields centered on Healthcare, we will provide processes and mechanisms that can achieve speed and high quality in all aspects required by customers and employees (business) by utilizing IT.

Career at Bushu Pharma
Internally, I think there are some things that I have been able to change and contribute to by joining the company, but I haven't posted them on the site.

Social contributions such as bachelor's degree, license, volunteer
Coaching and running a youth soccer club team for 25 years

 Hirokazu Kamijo
Chief Information Officer / General Manager, Corporate IT Division / Vice President

Mitsuyuki Osawa
Plant Manager, Misato Factory

Career and achievements at other companies
Engaged in formulation manufacturing at the Misato Factory of Eisai Co., Ltd. for 29 years.
Responsible for the consideration and introduction of new equipment and for the improvement of existing product.
Also responsible for the technical transfer of formulation to domestic and overseas factories, other companies, including related technical guidance.

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2014

Goal
I want Bushu Pharma to be a CMO that takes an active role globally and want to ensure a work environment where each employee can take a leap forward with "motivation" and "pride".

Career at Bushu Pharma
Misato Factory Pharmaceutical Department Manager
Kawagoe Factory Formulation Department Manager
Kawagoe Factory Manufacturing Department Manager
Misato Factory Manufacturing Department Manager

 Mitsuyuki Osawa
Plant Manager, Misato Factory

Yasuhiko Fujiu
Full-time Auditor

Career and achievements at other companies
April 1981 Eisai Co., Ltd.
June 2009 Eisai Co., Ltd. Kawashima Factory Manager
June 2010 Executive Officer of Eisai Co., Ltd.
October 2012 Eisai Co., Ltd. Misato Factory Manager

Year joined Bushu Pharma
2014

Goal
Various efforts are being made to carry out the mission "Supporting the global healthcare industry to create a healthier tomorrow". In addition, new initiatives such as the Asia Hub Strategy and medical devices have begun, which have the potential to create new risks. As an independent position from business execution, I fulfill my responsibility to supervise and audit the management strategy for achieving the mission, ensuring that it is executed appropriately and with proper risk management. Through these efforts, I would like to contribute to the sustainable growth of the Company and the enhancement of its corporate value.

Career at Bushu Pharma
April 2014 Executive Officer, Misato Factory Manager, Bushu Pharma Co., Ltd.
Launch of Misato Factory as Bushu Pharmaceutical
July 2015 Kawagoe Plant Manager, Bushu Pharma Co., Ltd.
January 2017 Advisor, Bushu Pharma Co., Ltd.
June 2017 Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Bushu Pharma Co., Ltd.

Social contributions such as bachelor's degree, license, volunteer
Nihon University College of Science and Technology Master (Industrial Chemistry)

 Yasuhiko Fujiu
Full-time Auditor

Interested in Partnering with us?