Chairman & CEO
Chugai Pharmaceutical's mission is to add exceptional value through the creation of innovative medical products and services for the benefit of the medical community and human health around the world. We undertake actions that give the highest priority to patients and consumers.
Oncology, renal diseases, and bone and joint diseases are positioned as Chugai's strategic areas. We are undertaking measures to create original and innovative drugs, both in Japan and overseas, particularly to address unmet medical needs, where the level of pharmaceutical contribution and satisfaction concerning patient treatment remains low. This is accomplished by effectively leveraging the resources of the Roche Group, while we pursue cutting-edge biopharmaceutical, antibody, and molecular targeted research technologies—areas that constitute Chugai's greatest strengths—as well as chemical synthesis technology.
Through these measures, we aim to become a top pharmaceutical company with global-level capabilities. We have a responsibility and a mission to succeed as a pharmaceutical industry leader. Our goal as a leader is to provide outstanding corporate value by meeting the expectations of our stakeholders—including patients and their families as well as healthcare professionals—as we work to acquire the trust of society. We will continue to meet challenges in order to fulfill our mission, with all our activities firmly based on a strong ethical foundation as a company engaged in businesses related to the lives of human beings. We ask for your further support in our endeavors.
President & COO
The environment surrounding the pharmaceutical industry is becoming even more challenging. In order to create innovative pharmaceutical products and contribute to healthcare and the health of people worldwide, we will take three keywords into consideration when performing our business.
The first is "innovation," an extremely important keyword for Chugai. Innovation is usually translated as "kakushin," but for us the meaning includes "restructuring or reforming the status quo through new cornerstones and mindsets." Creating innovative pharmaceutical products is a symbolic aspect of innovation, but innovation is not limited to research and development. We want to carry out innovation in various functions of our company to increase operational efficiencies and outcomes, and to strengthen our competitive power.
Second is "human resources." In our company, the kanji character "zai," which means fortune, is used to express "human resources," because we believe that "people are our company's fortune." In order for Chugai to grow within a market where globalization is quickly progressing, the pressing issue for us is developing and securing global human resources. We will nurture a wide variety of personnel with not only multilingual skills and cross-cultural experience, but also communication and leadership abilities coupled with global-level knowledge and expertise.
The third keyword is "vision." Chugai's mission is to add exceptional value through the creation of innovative medical products and services for the benefit of the medical community and human health around the world. This describes the "vision" our company has in terms of how we want to serve society as a good corporate citizen. We will fulfill our social responsibility by having each of our individual employees hold their own vision, overcome difficulties and adversities, and accomplish their jobs.
Your continued understanding and support of Chugai Pharmaceutical is greatly appreciated.