Yasuchika Hasegawa is president and chief executive officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. He joined Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd., in 1970 and has served the company with a three-year posting in Germany and a ten-year posting in the United States as vice president and then president of TAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chicago. He became president of Takeda in 2003 and concurrently chief executive officer in 2009. Mr. Hasegawa is chairman of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Chief Executives). He graduated from Waseda University.