Forbes

Ot­suka’s Pur­pose as a Guid­ing light

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the events of the last six months have un­de­ni­ably changed the world in a way that no one could have pre­dicted.

At ot­suka, their pur­pose – defy lim­i­ta­tion, so that oth­ers can too – acts as a north star as they nav­i­gate these new times. the com­pany cel­e­brates di­ver­sity and cul­tural ac­cep­tance and works to give equal voice and op­por­tu­nity to all em­ploy­ees. “We un­der­stand that the pow­er­ful words of our pur­pose don’t sim­ply re­late to medicine or even health­care,” states Kabir nath, pres­i­dent & Ceo, ot­suka north Amer­ica Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Busi­ness. rather, the state­ment is a tes­ta­ment to the com­pany’s de­sire to help peo­ple over­come any­thing that stands in their way, in­clud­ing sys­temic racism. “We are bet­ter as a busi­ness be­cause of the di­ver­sity of our peo­ple,” said nath. “our jour­ney to sup­port in­clu­sion is not new; how­ever, we can do more. We are fo­cused on tak­ing in­ten­tional, pur­pose­ful ac­tions to im­prove in­clu­siv­ity across our or­ga­ni­za­tion and the pa­tient com­mu­ni­ties we serve.” Char­lotte Jones-Bur­ton, md, ms, vice pres­i­dent, clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in nephrol­ogy, is pas­sion­ate about en­sur­ing eq­uity through ot­suka’s busi­ness prac­tices. “ot­suka ac­knowl­edges the health dis­par­i­ties that ex­ist amongst dif­fer­ent racial and eth­nic groups,” said dr. Jones-Bur­ton. “We are be­gin­ning the im­por­tant con­ver­sa­tions around tai­lored ef­forts to ad­dress the needs of un­der-rep­re­sented com­mu­ni­ties. un­met med­i­cal needs, clin­i­cal trial par­tic­i­pa­tion, and ac­cess to treat­ment are just a few of ot­suka’s ar­eas of fo­cus.” ot­suka’s en­tire lead­er­ship team is com­mit­ted to im­ple­ment­ing true and mean­ing­ful change. “our ot­suka-peo­ple have never been more en­er­gized to come to­gether to speak freely and ex­change ideas to make a big­ger, much broader im­pact,” said nath. “We can­not fix in­equities in the pa­tient world with­out start­ing with our­selves first. We must first work in­side our own walls, to cre­ate sus­tain­able op­por­tu­ni­ties for all.”

 ??  ?? ChAr­lOttE JOnEs-Bur­tOn, MD, Ms vice Pres­i­dent, Clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment - nephrol­ogy, ot­suka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment & Com­mer­cial­iza­tion, inc.
ChAr­lOttE JOnEs-Bur­tOn, MD, Ms vice Pres­i­dent, Clin­i­cal de­vel­op­ment - nephrol­ogy, ot­suka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment & Com­mer­cial­iza­tion, inc.
 ??  ?? KAbIr NAth, MA, MbA Pres­i­dent and Ceo ot­suka north Amer­ica Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Busi­ness
KAbIr NAth, MA, MbA Pres­i­dent and Ceo ot­suka north Amer­ica Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Busi­ness

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