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Adam Zaeske appointed as managing director of Takeda UK and Ireland

Published on: 06/07/15

Japanese pharma firm Takeda has appointed Adam Zaeske as managing director of Takeda UK and Ireland.

Zaeske has been with Takeda for 11 years and has held a number of positions, most recently as vice president of managed markets and trade for Takeda USA.

Commenting on his appointment, Zaeske says: “I am delighted to be joining the UK and Ireland team. The business is strong and is poised for several years of growth as we bring important new medicines forward to help patients that suffer from serious diseases.”

Zaeske received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and was previously a strategy consultant at Bain & Co and a finance manager at General Electric. At Takeda he led teams in marketing and sales, launching primary care and specialty products in gastroenterology, cardiovascular, metabolic, urology, and central nervous system therapeutic areas. 

Zaeske will play a pivotal role at Takeda UK and Ireland, evolving with the changing healthcare environment by providing innovative specialist medicines in areas such as irritable bowel disease and oncology. 

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