Vice President, Intellectual Property Department
Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd.
Yuichi Kubo initiated his business carrier at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in 1980. He worked in areas of global regulatory affairs and clinical development in Japan (diabetes and asthma). Since 1990 he stayed in London for 6 years as a project manager for clinical development in Europe (mainly anti-bacterials).
After returning to Japan, he was responsible for implementing new Japanese GCP process and related computer systems. He was then worked for global regulatory affairs, document management, medial writing and GCP management.
At the integration of Daiichi and Sankyo, he was appointed as VP, Head of Development Research of US subsidiary, coordinating non-clinical and pharmaceutical development activities, followed by the role of Vice President for Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology in Japan. He is appointed to current position as of April 2012.
He was trained as a biochemist and holds master degree in pharmaceutical science.