Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has appointed François-Xavier Roger as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective September 2, 2013. In this new role, Roger will be responsible for the integration and leadership of the finance functions across the Takeda group, reporting to Yasuchika Hasegawa, President & CEO.
Takeda is seeking to raise the global competitiveness of every aspect of its business. By enhancing its position as a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, Takeda will be better positioned to deliver maximum benefit to patients. The establishment of the CFO position to lead global financial functions, as well as IT and Procurement, is one example of the strategic initiatives being implemented in this regard.
Prior to joining Takeda, Roger was CFO at Millicom International Cellular, a leading digital player and mobile telecom company enjoying remarkable growth in emerging markets.
Roger's career includes senior leadership roles at Sanofi S.A., with assignments in Japan, Mexico, France and South Africa. Roger has had further work experience in Asia as CFO of Danone's APAC operations in Singapore.
Roger also worked as Group Treasurer of Danone. Roger now returns to Tokyo to take on the role of CFO at Takeda.