Azmi Nabulsi, M.D., M.P.H. is Head of R&D Strategic and Professional Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. In this global role, Dr. Nabulsi works across regions to implement the Takeda R&D strategic plan and future direction, and manages a balanced company portfolio. He provides critical insight and vision to drive continuous improvement in Takeda’s global R&D structure, processes and systems to enhance productivity and results.

Previously, Dr. Nabulsi was president of Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc., where he directed all aspects of Takeda’s drug development activities in the Americas, including the identification of new product candidates, execution of clinical trial programs and support for innovative lifecycle management approaches for Takeda’s marketed products. In this position, he also provided oversight and direction on the transitioning of Takeda compounds from research through development and into global market launch. Functions under his management include, clinical science/early development, clinical operations, pharmacovigilance, analytical science, quality assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical science, and strategic project management