Our Leadership Team

Shinichi Sato

Vice President, Alliance Management & Clinical Planning

Shinichi Sato transferred to Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Vice President of Alliance Management and Clinical Planning in February 2014 after the acquisition of the company by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. His responsibility is to promote and accelerate the collaborative relationship between Astex and Otsuka, and to coordinate the clinical development planning of products in the Astex pipeline to ensure alignment with the Otsuka oncology portfolio. He is also closely looking at clinical development plan to fit into Otsuka oncology portfolio. He joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in 1991 and was responsible for branding of pharmaceutical products and global project coordination for many years before becoming Head of Product Training and Medical Science Department. He received his BS in Bioorganic Chemistry from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.