Dr. Yasuhisa Kurogi, born in 1964, is a Non-executive Director of our Company. Dr. Kurogi has served as a Director since 18 June 2020.
Dr. Kurogi is Head of Business Development of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (“OHD”). Dr. Kurogi is currently holding directorship in certain subsidiaries of the OHD. He is also a director of the Licensing Executive Society JAPAN. Before joining OHD in Aug 2017, he was a Deputy Director of Business Development of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (“OPC”) from 2015 to 2017. From 2007 to 2015, he was responsible for business development at Astex Pharmaceutical, Inc. and OPC. From 1992 to 2007, he was responsible for R&D at Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc., Otsuka Maryland Research Laboratory, Inc., OPC, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Dr. Kurogi received his Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry from the Hiroshima University in 1992 and was a fellow at Okazaki National Research Institutes in 1990. He also was a visiting lecturer of Tohoku University in 2000.