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

  • 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)
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