Takeda Pharmaceuticals has appointed Dr Mahender Nayak as Area Head for the Company’s branches in India, the CIS countries, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (ICMEA).
Currently, Dr Nayak is leading the company’s operations from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he will be based.
Dr Nayak has 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, working in multinational and regional companies. He has been at Takeda for the past nine years, and before taking up the current position he oversaw Portfolio Management for Takeda’s Growth and Emerging Markets Business Unit based in Singapore for a period between 2018 to 2020. Prior to that, Dr Nayak was also the General Manager of Takeda in Korea.