Dr Tadataka Tachi Yamada

CSL Limited Board Member - John Akehurst

Dr Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada KBE

MD, BA - (Age 72)

International Pharmaceutical Industry and Medicine 
(resident in Washington, US)
Independent: Yes

Dr Tadataka Yamada was appointed to the CSL 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.


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