Chairman & CEO of Healios K.K.
Hardy TS Kagimoto founded his first biotech company after working at Kyushu University Hospital in 2005.He then founded HEALIOS K.K. in February 2011 with the goal of making the promise of regenerative medicine a reality. In February 2012, he became the CEO of Healios and in June 2015, he led its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers index. He is working on the creation of a new regenerative and cellular medicine industry to realize his driving objective: delivering healing and hope to patients suffering from intractable diseases.
Chief Strategy Officer at SugenTech
Joanna is experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device, in-vitro diagnosis, one of the highly converged industry. She is skilled in Management, Planning, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Product Marketing, Start-ups, and Leadership. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Life Science (Cell and Molecular Biology) and with the proven record of challenging executive roles in various industries.
Executive Director, Research of Morgan Stanley Korea
Mr Joon Seok has been working for Morgan Stanley Korea for more than 10 years in different roles. In 2015, he was named Starmine 2015 Top banks analyst by Thomson Reuter. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Joon worked for Citi Investment Research Korea, JPMorgan Korea, Woori Financial Group and KMPG Consulting. He starter his career in Korea International Merchant Bank. Joon has a BA Economics degree from College of Wooster (Ohio, USA).
Director, Corporate Network, North Asia of The Economist Corporate Network
Takuji Okubo is the North Asia Director of The Economist Corporate Network, managing the Networks in Japan and in South Korea.
Prior to joining The Economist Group, Takuji was the Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, serving global fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in Japan and abroad. In his past career, Takuji was a Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and of South Korea, and a senior economist at Merrill Lynch and at Goldman Sachs. Outside his role at ECN, Takuji also serves as a non-executive director at Japan Risk Forum, an association of Chief Risk Officers among Japanese financial institutions.
Takuji holds B.A in Economics from Tokyo University and while at the university he was a recipient of prestigious INOUE scholarship. He holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. Apart from work, he enjoys motor-cycling, scuba-diving, cooking as well as worrying about the future of the Japanese economy.
Associate Director, ECN North Asia of Economist Corporate Network
Dimitry Rakin is the Associate Director of the Economist Corporate Network North Asia, where he is responsible for events planning, private briefings, data analysis and research in Japan and South Korea. He is an expert on Japanese economy, business and trade as well as on the history and politics of the East Asia region.
Prior to joining The Economist Group, Dimitry was a Senior Officer of Economic Affairs in the Trade Delegation Unit of the Russian Embassy in Japan connecting Russian and Japanese companies, promoting Russia as an investment destination and facilitating Russia-Japan intergovernmental negotiations on economic cooperation. He started his career as an editor covering East Asia in one of the biggest Russian news agencies (ITAR-TASS) working in the central office and Tokyo Bureau of the agency.
Dimitry has an MA degree in Japanese language and history from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and was also a Japanese government (MEXT) research scholar at Meiji University’s Graduate School of Law, Tokyo. In addition to native Russian language skills, he is fluent in English and Japanese.