Takeda picks woman as new Canada boss


Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, Takeda, announced the appointment of Rute Fernandes as the new general manager for their Canada operations, according to a February 8 post on BioSpace. Before taking on her new role, Fernandes was vice-president and head of the Takeda Group’s Rare Disease Franchise for Europe and Canada.

Giles Platford, president of the Europe and Canada Business Unit at Takeda, said: “Canada is a critical market for Takeda’s global operations and I am confident that under Rute’s leadership, Takeda will strengthen our position as a leading biopharmaceutical company in the country.”

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