For Immediate Release

2019.03.29

Company name: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Representative: Sunao Manabe, Representative Director, President and COO
(Code no.: 4568, First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Please address inquiries to Koji Ogawa, Corporate Officer,
Vice President, Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81-3-6225-1126
https://www.daiichisankyo.com

Daiichi Sankyo Announces Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Change

Tokyo, Japan (March 29, 2019) - Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced the following change of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), which was resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held today.

 

1. CEO Change Overview

Based on the nomination committee’s report at today’s Board of Directors meeting, Daiichi Sankyo has determined this is the appropriate time for change of CEO in order to achieve further growth of the company.

 

With this change, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the current President will concurrently serve as the new CEO, continuing Daiichi Sankyo’s focus on enhancing its corporate value.

 

Since this change will be resolved at the annual general meeting of shareholders and the Board of Directors, which are scheduled to be held on June 17, 2019, the effective date of this change will be June 17, 2019.

 

Name

Current position

New position

George Nakayama

Representative Director, Chairman and CEO

Representative Director and Chairman

Sunao Manabe

Representative Director, Member of the Board, President and COO

Representative Director, President and CEO

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

George Nakayama

Date of Birth: May 11, 1950

New Position to be Held: Representative Director and Chairman

 

Career Summary

Mar. 1976         Graduated from Department of Biological Engineering, Graduate School of Osaka University

Mar. 1979         Obtained MBA from Northwestern University, USA

Apr. 1979         Joined Suntory Limited

Mar. 2000         Director of Suntory Limited

Mar. 2000         President of Suntory Biomedical Research Ltd.

Dec. 2002         President and CEO of Daiichi Suntory Pharma Co., Ltd.

Mar. 2003         Resigned Member of the Board of Suntory Limited.

Jun. 2003          Member of the Board, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2006          Member of the Board, Vice President of Corporate Strategy Department of Daiichi Pharmaceutical        Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2007          Corporate Officer, Vice President of Europe/US Business Management Department of Daiichi        Sankyo Co., LTD

Apr. 2009          Executive Officer, Vice President of Overseas Business Management Department

Apr. 2010          Executive Vice President, President of Japan Company

Jun. 2010          Representative Director, President and CEO, President of Japan Company

Apr. 2014          Representative Director, President and CEO

Apr. 2017          Representative Director, Chairman and CEO

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Sunao Manabe

Date of Birth: August 5, 1954

New Position to be Held: Representative Director, President and CEO

 

Career Summary

Mar. 1977         Graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo

Apr. 1978          Joined Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Jul. 2005           Vice President, Medicinal Safety Research Laboratories of Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2007          Vice President of Medicinal Safety Research Laboratories, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2009          Corporate Officer, Vice President of Global Project Management Department, R&D Division

Apr. 2011          Corporate Officer, Head of Group HR & CSR

Apr. 2012          Corporate Officer, Vice President of Corporate Strategy Division

Apr. 2014          Executive Officer, President of Japan Company and Head of Business Intelligence Division

Jun. 2014          Member of the Board, Executive Officer, President of Japan Company and Head of Business        Intelligence Division

Apr. 2015          Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, In charge of Global Sale & Marketing

Apr. 2016          Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, Head of General Affairs & Human Resources        Division, and Medical Affairs Division

Jun. 2016          Representative Director, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, Head of General Affairs &        Human Resources Division, and Medical Affairs Division

Apr. 2017          Representative Director, Member of the Board, President and COO