Kikuo started his career at Bain & Company, a global leading strategic consulting firm and he worked for various clients in Healthcare, FMCG, Automobiles, Construction, Financial Services, Private Equities, etc and demonstrated strong analytical and managerial skills. His last project delivered substantial top-line and bottom-line growth and his team received the Best Project Award.
He joined AbbVie (ex-Abbott) in 2010 and held various managerial positions including Business Unit Manager, Immunology and Group Manager, Market Access. He has robust and broad experiences in Business Development, Forecasting, Market Research, Pipeline Marketing, Market Access and Pricing, Health Economics and Outcome Research, Commercial Operations and Clinical Planning. He received President Awards in 2017 and 2018.
He joined Heartseed in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and he led Business Development, Corporate Planning, and Series B Financing. He is also deeply involved in all the R&D activities and organizational development in the company.
2003 - 2005: The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1999 -2003: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo