Dr Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada KBEMD, BA - (Age 71)International Pharmaceutical Industry and Medicine
(resident in Washington, US)
Dr Tadataka Yamada was appointed to the Board in September 2016. He is presently a Venture Partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners, a leading provider of growth capital to healthcare companies, a position that he has held since 2015. Prior to this, he was the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, as well as a member of the Board. Prior to Takeda, Dr Yamada was President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program and prior to that was Chairman of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline. He currently serves as a director of Agilent Technologies, Inc. and the Clinton Health Access Initiative and a member of the Council of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr Yamada is also a Fellow of the Imperial College of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.Dr Yamada is a member of the Innovation and Development Committee and the Nomination Committee.
The Board has determined that Dr Yamada is an independent Director.