Global Structure

To grow in this rapidly changing business environment, Daiichi Sankyo reinforces strategy development and implementation through a global management structure that includes Three functional units and seven business units reporting to the CEO.

Global Management Committee

Global Management Committee members develop Group strategy that quickly and effectively addresses market and environmental trends. They also help facilitate our CEO's decision-making.

Corporate Units

Our three corporate units – Corporate Strategy, Corporate Management, and General Affairs & Human Resources - support our CEO in developing comprehensive and consistent corporate strategies and ensuring smooth management of the Daiichi Sankyo Group.

Functional Units

Our four functional units - R&D (Research & Development), Pharmaceutical Technology, Supply Chain, and Quality & Safety - help formulate and execute global strategies. Each unit determines areas that should be expanded globally, guides strategic planning and execution, and improves the efficiency of business operations.

Business Units

Our business units include four corporate entities in the regions where we operate, as well as three business organizations – Sales & Marketing Unit (Japan), Vaccine Business Unit, and ASCA Company.

Sales & Marketing Unit (Japan)

Sales & Marketing Unit (Japan) is committed to maximizing the Group's business performance in Japan. It consolidates functions focused on our Japanese businesses, which include innovative and established pharmaceuticals (Daiichi Sankyo Espha Co., Ltd.).

Vaccine Business Unit

Vaccine Business Unit enhances the investment strategies for vaccine research, production, and business tie-up and development for Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine Co., Ltd.


Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare develops, manufactures and sells non-prescription medications in Japan. The company also offers non-medical goods, cosmetics and medical equipment

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Our U.S. subsidiary, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. currently markets therapies in hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, thrombosis, stroke prevention,acute coronary syndrome, opioid-induced constipation and metastatic melanoma

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals develops and markets drugs and medical devices for healthcare professionals, clinics and hospitals across the United States and Canada

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH

Our European subsidiary, Daiichi Sankyo Europe does business in 12 European countries, including Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Turkey and Ireland

ASCA Company

ASCA Company was established to successfully develop strategies for regions outside Japan, the United States and Europe, and to promote medium- and long-term growth in these rapidly growing markets

Who We Are

As a global company, we aim to constantly extend our business activities.