Former President and Chairman of Biogen Japan and Biogen Idec Japan, as well as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Biogen Inc and Biogen Idec Inc (2000 – 2011). Responsible for creating and building Biogen in Japan from the beginning to develop and market Biogen drugs in Japan. Corporate Deputy Director and general manager in Technical Development Department (Tokyo, Duesseldorf and London) of Mitsui & Co. (1974 – 2000), responsible mainly for planning and developing new business opportunities based on licensing of newly emerging technologies from ventures in US and Europe, including biotechnology and IT technologies. Dr. Nakata also served as General Manager, Global Environment Department (1994 – 2000) and Chairman, Task Force on Emission Trading and Joint Implementation, Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (1998 – 2000). Previously, Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo (Department of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Science) (1971 – 1974); B. Sc. and D. Sc., from University of Tokyo (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science).