Paolo Bessières, PhD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Paolo is an experienced business development specialist with over 30 years experience in strategic partnering, licensing and technology evaluation, completing numerous transactions in Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia and Australia.

He has previously held posts at the University of Rome and General Hospitals in Rome and is a regular lecturer regular lecturer on issues related to the Japanese and Asian pharmaceutical markets.

Tomoyasu Sato

General Manager, Business Development

Sato-san has held senior management positions involving strategic alliance, acquisitions and other partnering activities.  He is also currently Director of Business Development & Strategy at Nobelpharma, a Japanese pharmaceutical company focused on orphan and niche indications.

For over 35 years, Sato-san built his career at the global biopharmaceutical company Kyowa Hakko. As Director, he led the company’s European operations in Düsseldorf and was subsequently appointed General Manager for Pharmaceutical Planning & Administration. During his career at Kyowa Hakko, he completed numerous transactions with both multinational and Japanese companies.

He is well-connected in the industry and has a proven track record of successful licensing deals in Japan.