Yukio Matsui will assume his new position on 1 April 2016
Astellas Pharma Europe, a subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Astellas Pharma, has appointed Yukio Matsui as President of EMEA Operations, with responsibility for the company's commercial operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Matsui will step up to his new position on 1 April. Since April 2015, he has been Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing Strategy for Astellas' global strategic products.
Matsui has more than 30 years of diverse and international experience at Astellas, including leadership positions as Chief Strategy Officer for EMEA Operations, and Vice President, Marketing & Business Management, Asia/Oceania Business. Prior to that, he also held various positions in marketing, sales operations and strategic planning in Japan, the USA, EMEA and Asia.
He succeeds Ken Jones who resigned at the end of February.