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We’re a strong, focused team of colleagues around the world who are united by a shared vision, values, and mission — to bring better health and a brighter future to people worldwide. Our core values are to put the patients first and guide our actions through Takeda-ism — to act with Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance.

Read the stories of how our people shine.

  • Mandy

    Mandy R.

    Head of Translational Sciences, Oncology Drug Discovery

    “How can I make the biggest impact?” That was the question Mandy asked herself when she was seeking an opportunity for continued career growth at the intersection of clinical medicine and laboratory science... Mandy R.More

  • Brendan

    Brendan T.

    Marketing Manager, Oncology

    Career journeys wind in different directions. Sometimes they bring us right back to the start. That is certainly the experience for Brendan who first began working at Takeda in 2008—only to leave and return 10 years later. At the encouragement of a great manager, he decided to pursue an outside opportunity, and when the possibility to return to Takeda presented itself, it was an easy decision. Brendan T.More

  • Maria

    Maria H.

    Gastroenterology Business Unit Manager, Emerging Markets

    As the Gastroenterology Business Unit Manager in Mexico, Maria H's team is comprised of marketing and sales professionals.... What unites them all is their shared passion for patients.... "Everyone gives their best effort and we always remember, we work for the patient. Our work brings better lives and we are all aligned on this.” Maria H.More

  • Tanja

    Tanja P.

    National Market Access Manager, Oncology Business Unit

    When Tanja began her career with Takeda in 2010, as an MBA intern in marketing, she never imagined the effect that the company would have on her career and her life. Now, as a national market access manager in Takeda’s Oncology Business Unit, she’s focused on the increasing strain on public health care and the importance of access for patients; “It’s a rewarding department to work for.” Tanja P.More

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Y.

    Vice President, Market Access & External Affairs

    Rebecca considers herself to be a disruptor, an entrepreneur, an innovator, and a believer. And, she’s able to be all of those in her leadership role as Vice President, Market Access and External Affairs at Takeda Canada. “I know that I need to work in a place where I can grow and be challenged, and what motivates me the most is to make a difference." Rebecca Y.More

  • Heena

    Heena H.

    Country Medical Lead, Genetic Diseases

    From managing the medical team to developing new strategies to address the needs of patients and clinicians, “Every day is different in a good way,” Heena says. She seeks collaboration, support, and guidance from business units across Takeda in keeping the patient at the center of everything she does. Heena H.More

  • Holly

    Holly C.

    Meetings and Events Lead

    Hosting a successful event, let alone several simultaneously, takes skill, creativity, communication, and above all else, passion. As the meetings and events lead for Takeda across the United Kingdom and Ireland, Holly has a passion for events and thrives in the high-pressure, fast-paced environment. “My job is to organize events that inspire, educate, and upskill Takeda employees so we can do the best we can to better the lives of our patients.” Holly C.More

  • Jen

    Jen C.

    Chief of Staff and Head of Gastroenterology (GI) Therapeutic Area Unit General Operations

    Jen describes herself as a “returning Takeda alum”. She was drawn back to the organization because of Takeda’s unrivaled patient focus. When asked what patient-centricity means to her, she says, “It’s about putting the patient at the center... Jen C.More

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie W.

    Packaging Development Engineer

    As a graduate from Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, Stephanie could have taken her career in many directions. Having graduated from one of only 10 schools in the United States to offer a degree in Packaging, she had opportunities to work for a household name or consumer brand companies, but Stephanie wanted to do something more.... Stephanie W.More

  • Kumar

    Kumar R., Ph.D.

    Head, APAC, ICMEA, China - Vaccine, Market Access and Preparedness

    January 29, 2019, is a day that will forever shine as a pivotal moment in Takeda’s more than 230-year history. It’s also Kumar’s proudest moment, thus far, while working at Takeda. On this day, Takeda announced the Phase 3 trial of its dengue vaccine candidate met the primary efficacy endpoint... Kumar R., Ph.D>More

  • Akiko

    Akiko K., M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical Director, Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit

    In her role as a Medical Director in Takeda’s Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit, Akiko’s work has a direct impact on patients worldwide. But it was one cancer patient close at home that inspired her.... When her grandmother passed away, Akiko knew that she wanted to commit her life to developing drugs to help cure cancer... Akiko K., M.D., Ph.D.More

  • Christian

    Christian D.

    Business Unit Director, Genetic Diseases

    Working with rare metabolic disorders is a unique field; one that Christian describes as a real opportunity. However, his path to the pharmaceutical industry was rather untraditional. “I didn't start out carrying the bag,” he shares, “but I had people willing to advocate for me and push me, and shape my thinking on what the possibilities were with the skills I had and how that could fit with what I wanted to achieve.” Christian D.More

  • Claudia

    Claudia K.

    Interim Head of Global Commercial for Takeda’s Vaccine Business Unit

    Much like Takeda’s heritage of providing life-changing medicines, working in the healthcare field spans three generations of Claudia’s family. Currently, she serves as the Interim Head of Global Commercial for Takeda’s Vaccine Business Unit..." Claudia K.More

  • Oliver

    Oliver S.

    Senior Manager, Global Commercial Forecasting & Analytics

    As someone who is passionate about a diverse range of topics, Oliver brings a unique educational background and work experience to Takeda. Holding an MSc in economic geography and media studies, and previous employment in the finance and pharmaceutical industries, his experience comes together as Senior Manager, Global Commercial Forecasting and Analytics for Takeda’s Global Vaccine Business Unit..." Oliver S.More

  • Tammy

    Tammy J.

    AGILE Global Change Leader

    In 2010, a friend and former colleague recommended to Tammy that she consider a career opportunity with Takeda. From the minute she stepped inside Takeda’s doors for her interview, she was excited and could feel something was different. “It was tangible--the culture, the people, and the energy, ” Tammy says..." Tammy J.More