Schaefer previously worked at Takeda as senior vice president of the neuroscience business unit and head of commercial operations in the U.S.
Kyowa Kirin, Inc., an affiliate of Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Kirin, TSE: 4151), a global specialty pharmaceutical company based in Japan, is announcing the appointment of Steve Schaefer as President, North America, effective today, April 11. Mr. Schaefer joins Kyowa Kirin North America (KKNA) after holding key leadership roles at top pharmaceutical companies, including Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company.
"My passion to improve patient lives coincides seamlessly with Kyowa Kirin as they are known for advancing breakthrough medicines with novel mechanisms of action, and I'm committed to accelerating this innovation," said Mr. Schaefer. "I look forward to working with the talented employees across research, development, commercialization, and our business partners to expand the impact of Kyowa Kirin's innovative therapies and value for patients across North America."
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