Group Company Officers

Kazushi Sasaura
Kaken Geneqs Co., Ltd. President & CEO
Born June 19, 1974 in Shimane prefecture. 1997 - Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Kobe University. 2014 - Completed Graduate School of Strategic Management, Chuo University. Joined the Company in 1997. Took part in setting up human resource service in the field of physical science research. Joined Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. in 2001. Engaged in management of the stores and educational training. Returned to the company in 2005. Took part in management of branch offices and business regions. Became a managing director of Kaken Geneqs Co., Ltd. in April 2014 and President & CEO in November 2014.

Norifumi Ninokata
WDB Business Succession Partners Co., Ltd. President & CEO
WDB Medical Data, Inc. President & CEO
Born October 17, 1975 in Hyogo prefecture. 1999 - Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science. 2013 - Completed Graduate School of Innovation Studies (Management of Technology), Tokyo University of Science. Worked for a consulting company. Joined the Company in 2005. Took part in making business plans, personnel work and management of the subsidiaries. Became a President & CEO of Business succession Partners Co., Ltd. in 2010. 2015 - director of WDB Silicon Valley, Inc., President & CEO of WDB Medical Data, Inc. 2016 - director of WDB India Pvt. Ltd.

Haruhiko Taniguchi
WDB coco Co., Ltd. President & CEO
Born April 16, 1975 in Okayama prefecture. 1999 - Graduated from College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University. Joined the Company in 1999. Engaged in sales, setting up and managing branch offices. 2004 - executive director of WDB EUREKA Co., Ltd. (current EUREKA Company) 2005 - Took part in management of business regions. 2012 - director of WDB Co., Ltd. 2014 - director of WDB ICO Co., Ltd. (current WDB coco Co., Ltd.) 2014 - President & CEO.

Tuija Keinonen
Oy Medfiles Ltd. President & CEO
Born May 29, 1963 in Finland. 1985 - Graduated from the University of Kuopio. 2003 - Completed Graduated School, the University of Kuopio. Doctor of pharmacology and toxicology. Worked for a hospital as a pharmacist and for a university as a researcher. Joined Oy Medfiles in 1990. Worked as a clinical researcher and quality director. 1999 - President & CEO. 2012 - an Estonian honorary consul. 2017 - Chairman of Kuopio Chamber commerce. Also published scientific articles on clinical trials and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Shuji Tashiro
WDB KOUGAKU Co., Ltd. President & CEO
Born July 30, 1985 in Fukuoka prefecture. 2008 - Graduated from the Inter-Faculty Institute for International Studies, Ritsumeikan University. Joined the Company in 2008. Worked as a salesperson. 2011 Took part in managing branch offices. 2014 - corporate officer of WDB KOUGAKU Co., Ltd. 2016 - director. 2017 - managing director.

Yuichiro Matsumoto
WDB Chemical Laboratory Co., Ltd. President & CEO
WDB India Pvt. Ltd. President & CEO
Born April 20, 1982 in Tokyo. 2005 - Graduated from College of Bioresource Science, Nihon University. 2007 - Completed Graduate School of Bioresource Science, Nihon University. Joined the Company in 2007. Worked as a salesperson. 2011 - Took part in management of training programs for emploees. 2016 - WDB India Pvt. Ltd. President & CEO, WDB Chemical Laboratory Co., Ltd. President & CEO.

Kenichi Onuma
WDB Silicon Valley, Inc. President & CEO
WDB Singapore Pte. Ltd. director
Born April 6, 1961 in Tokyo. 1985 - Graduated from School of Economics, The University of Tokyo. 1993 - Completed McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. Joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1985. Engaged in business in North America, Europe and Asia. Joined the Company in 2016. Manager of Foreign Division. 2017 - WDB Silicon Valley, Inc. President & CEO, director of Oy Medfiles Ltd. 2019 - director of WDB Singapore Pte. Ltd., director of WDB India Pvt. Ltd.

Joichi Saito
WDB coco Co., Ltd. full-time auditor
Born January 29, 1957 in Tokyo. 1980 - Graduated from Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University. Joined The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. (current The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) Engaged in corporate sales in domestic and abroad. Manager of Munbai branch. Moved to Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd. (current Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.) in 2009. Auditor of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd. Joined the Company in 2016. Manager of Administration Division. 2017 - director of WDB ICO Co., Ltd. 2018 - full-time auditor of WDB ICO Co., Ltd. (current WDB coco Co., Ltd.)