Chief Operating Officer and Head of North America
Rie Nakajima joined Santen on March 1, 2023 when she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rie oversees corporate strategy, portfolio management, new business development, and executive functions such as commercial excellence.
Over the last 20 years, Rie has accumulated a wide range of experience in the automotive industry, management consulting, and the pharmaceutical industry. In the pharmaceutical industry, she has managed global organizations mainly in the areas of management strategy and commercial excellence in Japan as well as Asia and Europe.
Rie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in law from the University of Tokyo.