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Baxter Japan Taps Former J&J VP As New President

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Yoshiki Kawabata became president of Baxter Ltd., based in Tokyo, effective Jan. 15. Kawabata formerly was with Johnson & Johnson, serving as VP of operations at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, and later Senior VP, overseeing operations of five divisions. Before joining J&J in 1995, Kawabata worked at Century Medical. A graduate from the College of Law at Rikyo University, Kawabata is 43 years old. Former Baxter President Gerald Lema is now President of Baxter International Asia Pacific, overseeing operations in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan. (click here for more - may require subscription



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