Giles Platford has been appointed head of commercial operations for Emerging Markets at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH. He reports to Christophe Weber, chief operating officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Mr. Platford will be responsible for leading the continued expansion of Takeda's commercial activities in Russia-CIS, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and South Asia.
Mr. Platford joined Takeda in 2009 and most recently served as head of the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) region, where he restructured the business, generating 60% growth. Prior to this, he was general manager of Takeda Brazil, where he led the successful acquisition of Multilab, a mid-sized company focused on branded generics and OTC products. He previously held various business development, commercial and general management roles in the Asia Pacific region.