Giles Platford

President of Europe & Canada, Takeda

Giles Platford is president of Europe & Canada for Takeda. He is also a corporate officer and a member of Takeda’s executive team reporting to the Company’s CEO & president.

Platford was formerly president of emerging markets for Takeda, where he oversaw the launch of Takeda’s innovative pipeline across the region, and led the design and roll-out of Takeda’s global access to medicines program. Previously Platford headed the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.

He also held various leadership positions including general manager for Brazil. Before joining Takeda in 2009, he spent eight years in Asia Pacific, where he assumed a number of business development, commercial and general management roles. A UK national, Platford holds a BA Honors degree in Business and Marketing Management from Oxford Brookes University.