Miki Otsuka, chairman of the board
Born January 16, 1964 in Hyogo prefecture. 1986 - Graduated from the Department of English Studies, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. 2009 - Completed Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University. Joined the Company in 1986. Took part in translation work, as a career coordinator, in sales and branch operations. 1995 - Certified as a licensed social insurance worker. Became a director in 1997 and senior managing director in 2000. Published the book "Work and the Art of Developing Self-Confidence in Temporary Workers" (CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.) in 2000. March 2013, Chairman of the Board, Medfiles (More information coming soon)
Tuija Keinonen, PhD (Pharm), member of the board
Tuija Keinonen has been the CEO of Medfiles Ltd between 1999 and 2005 and then the CEO of Medfiles Group since 2005. She has over 20 years’ experience in contract research business and its establishment. She has now led Medfiles Ltd and been the member of the board for over 14 years. Before this position Tuija Keinonen was Medfiles’ clinical research director (and 4 years the quality director responsible for establishment of the company’s quality system). Before Medfiles she worked as a deputy pharmacist in charge of a hospital pharmacy (Vaajasalo hospital) and project researcher (pharmaceutical chemistry) at the University of Kuopio. In 2003, Tuija Keinonen defended her doctoral dissertation (Clinical Drug Trials in Finland: Quality and Characteristics) on pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Kuopio. She has published scientific articles on clinical trials and pharmaceutical chemistry. Furthermore, Tuija Keinonen led for over 3 years a contract manufacturing organization, Medipharmia Finland Ltd, a former subsidiary to Medfiles Group (the former Medikalla Group). She has experience in business acquisitions and business integration. She holds several positions of trust both in the private and public sector as well as board memberships. She is a frequently invited speaker at courses and seminars. Tuija Keinonen has also been an Estonian honorary consul (appointed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia) since 2012.
Masahiro Yoneda, member of the board
Born December 29, 1976 Joined WDB in 2000, has engaged in sales and marketing activities. Experience as Branch Manger for 14 years. Human resources management experiences with large Japanese pharmaceutical companies in their laboratory services. Expertise in sales and marketing March 2017, Executive Vice President, Medfiles (More information coming soon)
Kenichi Onuma, member of the board
Born April 6, 1961 in Tokyo. 1985 - Graduated from the University of Tokyo, BA in economics. 1993 – MBA, Graduate School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin. Joined WDB Holdings in 2016. Before WDB, he worked for Fujitsu Limited and held various managerial positions: Head of CTO Office, General Manager of Global Product Business Operations, Executive Assistant to the President, and Treasurer & Strategic Director at Fujitsu PC Corporation in California/USA. March 2017, Member of the board, Medfiles (More information coming soon)