Board of directors

President & CEO

Shosaku Murayama
President & CEO
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1972
Graduated from Doshisha University Faculty of Economics

1972
Joined Bank of Japan

1979
Master's degree in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

1981-1983
Economist at Bank of Japan's New York office

1987-1988
Part-time lecturer, University of Tokyo (econometrics)

1994
General Manager, Takamatsu Branch, Bank of Japan

1998
Director-General, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan

2001
Retired from Bank of Japan

2002
President & CEO, Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd. (Advisor after March 2011)

2008
Executive Director, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.

2010
President & CEO, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.



Director

Yoshio Yamaoka, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director
Professor emeritus Kyoto University
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1965
Graduated from Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

1993
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Surgery)

1998
Director (held above post concurrently), Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

2003
Professor emeritus Kyoto University Executive Director & Medical Research Institute Acting President, The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute Kitano Hospital

2009
Chairman of a board of directors, The Japan Baptist Medical Foundation (to present)

2011
Executive Advisor, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.

2011
Executive Director, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.



Director

Ichiro Nakatomi, Ph.D.
Executive Director
NanoCarrier Co., Ltd. President & CEO
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1974
Graduated from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

1978
Master's degree from Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Northeastern University

1978
Joined Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

1988
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

1991
Vice-president in charge of business, Ceratec, Inc.

1993
President & CEO (held concurrently with above post), Nihon Ceratec Co., Ltd.

1996
President & CEO, NanoCarrier Co., Ltd. (to present)

2008
Executive Director, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.



Director

Mitsuomi Shirahashi
Executive Director
Vice President, License Division
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1971
Graduated from Gifu Pharmaceutical University

1973
Master’s degree of Graduate School of Gifu Pharmaceutical University

1973
Joined Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

1997
Vice President, Legal Division, Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

2005
Vice President, Legal Division, Astellas Pharma Inc.

2008
Vice President, Legal & IP Division, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.

2012
Executive Director, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.



Auditor

Yoshito Fujikawa
Auditor
YODOYABASHI & YAMAGAMI LPC Attorney at Law / Patent Attorney
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1993
Graduated from Waseda University School of Law

1995
Registered as an attorney at law.
(Osaka Bar Association, Yodoyabashi & Yamagami LPC)

1997
Registered as a patent attorney.

2002
Guest professor, Cooperative Research Center, Kyoto Institute of Technology (to present)

2003
IP Advisor, Intellectual Property Division, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (to present)

2005
Graduated from Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Textile Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology

2007
Part-time lecturer, Law School Program, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University l (to present)

2008
Guest assistant professor, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University (to present)

2008
Auditor, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.



Advisor

Osamu Yoshida, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Advisor
Professor emeritus Kyoto University & Nara Medical University
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1960
Graduated from Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

1973
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

1993
Director, Kyoto University Hospital

1997
Professor emeritus Kyoto University
President, Graduate School of Integrated Science and Art, University of East Asia

1999
Director, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center

2001
President Nara Medical University

2008
Professor emeritus Nara Medical University

2008
President & CEO, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.

2011
Executive Advisor, iPS Academia Japan, Inc.