Takeda Pharmaceuticals today announced Mike Egli has been named to lead the combined Takeda and Nycomed commercial operation in Canada following the completion of Takeda’s acquisition of Nycomed, effective September 30, 2011.
Mike Egli most recently served as President of Nycomed in Canada. Previously, he was Managing Director of Nycomed Netherlands.
“Naming our Commercial country managers is a significant step in the integration of Takeda and Nycomed,” said Frank Morich, CEO, Nycomed and EVP, International Operations (Americas/Europe), Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. “This diverse and experienced team of leaders will help us realize the great potential of the new, combined Takeda/Nycomed organization and their commitment will prove invaluable as we focus on the core tenets of our Mid-Range Plan: innovation, culture and growth.”
The combined Takeda/Nycomed organization has significantly expanded its reach in Emerging Markets and deepened its position in Europe. It also strengthens global manufacturing capacities and brings together complementary therapeutic areas.
The combined company will employ more than 30,000 employees with an active presence in the therapeutic areas of metabolic diseases, gastroenterology, oncology, cardiovascular health, CNS diseases, inflammatory and immune disorders, respiratory diseases and pain management, as well as having a well-balanced presence in pharmaceutical markets of Japan, Asia, the United States, Europe and emerging markets.
Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com.
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