Corporate Management Information - Koga

Junichi Koga

Dr. Junichi Koga is Senior Executive Officer and the Global Head of Research & Development at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.  He also holds the position of President, Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.  As Head of Global R&D, Dr. Koga chairs the Global R&D Committee and co-chairs the Global Executive Meeting of R&D (GEMRAD), the top decision-making bodies in R&D, and oversees the R&D organization in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Asia.  In his role as President of Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development, Dr. Koga oversees the R&D organization at Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Dr. Koga joined Daiichi Sankyo, Co., Ltd. in 2009 to lead the Pharmaceutical Technology Unit on Biotechnology, and he quickly established internal biologics capabilities.  He has held a number of leadership positions in the R&D unit in charge of biologics functions over the years, and most recently held the position of Senior Executive Officer and Head of the R&D Division.  Before joining Daiichi Sankyo, Dr. Koga was Head of the R&D Division at Amgen Japan.  Prior to Amgen, he held the position of Research Unit Head and Director of the Board for JCR Pharmaceuticals, Co., Ltd.

Dr. Koga currently serves as Board member of the Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA), Program Supervisor / Program Officer of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Projects, and is Honorable member of the board of the Japan Biologics Forum. Previously he served as Biopharmaceutical Committee Chair of the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

Dr. Koga received his Ph.D. in Medical Science from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the Kyoto University.


As of January 2021