Takeda sets path for first foreign CEO in 232-year history

|About: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.... (TKPHF)|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical (TKPHF) has named 20-year GlaxoSmithKline veteran Christophe Weber as the candidate to become its next CEO.

Assuming Takeda's shareholders approve the appointment of Weber, the French national is set to become the company's first non-Japanese leader in its 232-year history.

Weber, who is the president of GSK's vaccines division in Belgium, will become Takeda's COO by April, its president in June, and its CEO in 2015. (PR)