Company

List of Officers

President & CEO Takaaki Hirotsu
1995: Graduated from the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo.
2001: Completed Ph.D Program at the Department of Biological Sciences, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science; Received Ph.D in Science.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory.
Kyoto University Graduate School of Biostudies Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University.
2016: Founded Hirotsu Bio Science Inc.; assumed office as CEO.
Director Barrett Comiskey
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 with a B.S. in Mathematics. While in school, he invented electronic ink, which is used in e-readers like Amazon Kindle. Based on this technology, he founded E Ink, Inc. a company that has since grown to a market capitalization of approximately $6 billion. In 2004, he earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and was the youngest inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2023, he joined our company as Director and CSO (current position).
CFO Noritaka Abe
Noritaka Abe brings over 25 years of experience across diverse financial functions. Prior to Hirotsu Bio Science, he held leadership positions at Nomura Holdings. As an Executive Director, he tackled various challenges and gained valuable private equity experience, particularly during a secondment to Japan-China Capital Partners as Chief Administration Officer. Before that, He relocated to Singapore in 2017 to support Asia’s regional head to spearhead regional business expansion in Asia. Mr. Abe joined Nomura in 2006 and spent 12 years overseeing the Treasury business globally, based in Tokyo and London. He excelled as Head of Funding, managing domestic and international financing exceptionally. Before Nomura, Mr. Abe honed his financial acumen at Mitsubishi UFJ (formerly Sanwa Bank). He gained comprehensive experience in core financial functions through roles in SME sales, foreign exchange, and asset-liability management. He joined our company as CSO, and appointed Director (current position).
Outside Director Shu Torigoe
In 1987, he joined Toppan Moore Co., Ltd. (now TOPPAN Edge Inc.). He served in various roles including Executive Officer and Head of New Business Development at the company. In 2023, he became the Director of the Central Research Institute at TOPPAN Edge Inc. (current position). Also in 2023, he was appointed as an External Director of our company.
CTO Eric di Luccio
In 2003, heGraduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience/Structural Biology from the University of the Mediterranean (Aix-Marseille University, France). In the same year, he joined the Department of Molecular Biology and the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis (USA) as a researcher. In 2010, he became an Assistant Professor at Kyungpook National University (South Korea), and in 2014, he was promoted to Associate Professor at the same university. He joined our company in 2020 as the head of the Shonan R&D Center. In 2022, he assumed the additional roles of Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Head of Research and Development at our company (current position).
CPO Kenichi Hirata
In 1996, he joined Daiwa Electron LTD. In 2002, he moved to OKUMURA Yu-Ki Co., Ltd. In 2015, he joined Daikoku Denki Co., Ltd. where he served as the procurement head and concurrently ran the business development office, overseeing the development and launch of mass production processes for the company's products. He joined our company in 2020 as the Head of the Procurement Department. In 2023, he was appointed as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) (current position).
CRO/Head of Sales Division Eiji Yamamoto
In 2002, he joined Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. He served in various roles, including General Manager of Sales Department and General Manager of Business Management Department. In 2021, he took charge of launching inside sales as the Vice President of a company operating a matching platform. In 2023, he joined our company as the Executive Officer (CRO)(current position).
CCSO Nobuyuki Saeki
After graduating from university, he started his career in sales in the electric power business before joining a distribution and retail company listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As a director, he produced and managed the operation of a commercial complex, and experienced business revitalization and new business development as a senior managing executive officer at an M&A company. Later, he became the human resources manager of a cell phone sales agency, where he was responsible for organizational development, including hiring and designing the human resources system. He joined the company in 2024 and was appointed as Executive Officer (CCSO).
Director/Audit and
Supervisory Committee Member
Rie Matsuda
In 1999, She joined SELNATE CO., LTD (now Link Interac Inc.). In 2014, She joined GILT Inc. (now la belle vie Inc.). In 2015, She moved to Venture Bank, Inc. (now Venture Bank Holdings, Inc.), and in 2016 she became the head of the Human Resources Department there. In 2022, She was appointed as the CEO of LCP Inc. In 2023, She was appointed as a Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of our company.
Outside Director/Audit and
Supervisory Committee Member
Masahiro Sumikawa
He served as Bank of Japan Kofu Branch Manager, Hiroshima Branch Manager, Information System Services Department Manager. Served as The Tokyo Tomin Bank Managing Director, Representative Director, Tomin Management Research Institute Representative Director. In 2011, he became a Senior Advisor at Aflac, and in 2013, he concurrently served as an External Director at Hiroshima Bank. He joined our company as a Director in 2018 and became Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) in 2020.
Outside Director/Audit and
Supervisory Committee Member
Mitsuyoshi Komori
In 2006, he registered as a lawyer with the First Tokyo Bar Association. That same year, he joined ISHIZAKI & YAMANAKA Law Office (now Ishizaki-Yamanaka General Law Office). In 2015, he became a Vice Partner. In 2018, he was promoted to Partner. In 2021, he was appointed as an External Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of our company.
Outside Director/Audit and
Supervisory Committee Member
Taeko Izumi
In 1991, She joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC. In 1998, She started working at SoftBank Corp. and was seconded and then transferred to Trend Micro Incorporated. In 2000, She joined SBI Holdings, Inc. In 2015, She moved to Yahoo Japan Corporation. In 2019, She joined ShiSai Audit as a Partner. In 2021, She was appointed as an Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of our company.
Consultants Tatsuyuki Nio, M.D.
Graduated from Miyazaki Medical College in 1988. The same year, he joined the Second Internal Medicine Department, Digestive and Lifestyle Diseases, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences that same year. In 1996, he began working at Nanpuh Hospital. In 2007, he became the Director, Gastroenterology Department, and in 2014, he was appointed as the Director, Gastroenterology Center. He Took early notice of the effectiveness of N-NOSE nematode cancer screening, and started full-scale clinical research as supervisor while employed at Nanpuh Hospital. He left from Nampu Hospital in March 2018. He was appointed the Director, Clinic First Nishiaira, in April.
Consultants Kiyoteru Suzuki
Assistant Lawson, Inc. CEO (in charge of HR and healthcare), concurrently served on the health promotion project. He served as Lawson Executive Officer and Service Head Office Manager, former Japan Post Network Co., Ltd. He was appointed Executive Officer and Tokyo Branch Manager, and from 2013 has promoted the Health Action Plan, which aims to better health checkup rates and improve lifestyle habits. From 2013, he has served on the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Experts’ Committee on Food Education. He was appointed Director of our company in 2018, and an advisor in April 2020.
Consultants M.D., Ph.D Kou Nishikawa
He graduated from Teikyo University School of Medicine, and joined The First Internal Medicine Department, Teikyo University Hospital. In 1997, he began working in the Department of Gastroenterology, Ageo Central General Hospital, Aiyu-kai Medical Corporation. In 2010, he took on a concurrent position as Visiting Associate Professor at Saitama Medical Center. In 2011, he became the Deputy Director, Ageo Central General Hospital. In 2016, he also served as the Adviser, Internal Medicine Department, Center for Advanced Treatment of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Ageo Central General Hospital. In 2017, he concurrently held the position of Visiting Professor, Saitama Medical Center.
Consultants Ken Matsuzawa
Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University in 1960 and joined NIPPONKOA INSURANCE CO., LTD. In 2001, he became the Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2003, he served as the Chairman of the General Insurance Association of Japan. From 2005, he has been the Board Chairman of Aoyama Gakuin. In 2007, he became the Chairman of NIPPONKOA INSURANCE CO., LTD. Currently, he holds several positions including Chairman of the Federation of Economic Organizations (FEC) since 2011, a councilor for the Japan Opera Foundation since 2012. He became representative of the International Comprehensive Research Institute, Chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Friendship Association, National Chairman of the Police Friendship Association, Chairman of Japan-Palau International Friendship Association, Chairman of theapan-Marshall Islands Friendship Association, and Chairman of Japan-Azerbaijan Friendship Association since 2013.
Consultants Koji Narui
Graduated from Tokai University in 1982, and completed an internship in internal medicine at Toranomon Hospital in the same year. In 1992, he went to the University of Sydney to study under Colin Sullivan, the inventor of CPAP, where he was involved in collaborative research on auto CPAP. 2003, he opened the Toranomon Sleep and Breathing Center, the first full-scale sleep and breathing center in Japan, and became Director of the Toranomon Hospital Sleep Center. In 2020, he appointed as Honorary Director of the Akasaka Odayaka Clinic of the Junreikai Medical Corporation and serves on the Director of the Junreikai Medical Corporation.