Chief Development Officer
NAPA Auto Parts Genuine Parts Company
Dr. Arima is a 40-year veteran of pharmaceutical industry with a track record of leadership roles including translational research through clinical trials as well as licensing and intellectual asset management. Most recently, at AMED (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development), he played a major role in establishing the Drug-discovery Innovation and Screening Consortium, producing unique chemical libraries of 200,000 compounds from more than 20 pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining AMED, he was president of Asubio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the US from 1999 to 2010, where he successfully led multiple development programs in the US, EU and other countries. From 2007 to 2010, he served as director and president of New York Pharma Forum. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University.