Gen Asano is the General Manager Japan and Representative Director of Guardant Health Japan KK of Guardant Health AMEA, a joint venture between Guardant Health, Inc. and SoftBank. He leads Guardant Health Japan which is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping patients conquer cancer through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics.
Prior to Guardant Health, Gen worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals for 24 years throughout the world including Japan, United States, UK and Taiwan in various functions including sales, marketing, financial planning and government affairs. His last role was President and General Manager at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Taiwan where he led the integration and transformed the team. Gen holds BSc in Pharmaceutical Science from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University and is a registered pharmacist in Japan.