Astellas taps chief strategy officer as next CEO to 'go on the aggressive'
Five years into its big R&D revamp, Astellas says it’s time for a changing of the guard.
Kenji Yasukawa, who took over as president and CEO in 2018, will step down to become chairman of the board in April, making room for Naoki Okamura to take over. Okamura joined the company in 1986 and has served in a variety of finance, business and strategy roles, including most recently as chief strategy officer.
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