BOB CORNELL, Vice President
joining CTG in 1994, Cornell has specialized in building lasting
relationships with Japanese healthcare companies for CTG clients.
Cornell is often the main liaison between CTG clients and their
Japanese partners. As such, he regularly helps to identify and
resolve both cross-cultural and complex business problems. Having
lived in Japan for his entire professional life, Bob is near
fluent in Japanese language and the nuances of Japanese culture.
established and currently manages CTG's Import Division.
to joining CTG, Cornell spent 7 years at various positions within
Takeda Chemical Industries, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical
manufacturer. He holds the notable distinction of being the
first non-Japanese ever to be based in Takeda’s Osaka
headquarters. Working in Takeda’s international division,
Cornell worked to strengthen ties between Takeda and its European
Cornell moved into Takeda’s OTC sales division, where
he managed over $5 million in annual sales to some 300 pharmacies
in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Bob was the first non-Japanese
ever to work directly with distributors and pharmacies in the
traditionally conservative Japanese OTC market.
Bob has held the following
positions: Director, ResMed, K.K., Director, Total Renal Care
Japan, K.K. and Representative, Oread, Inc. Japan Representative
from the Washington, D.C. area, Bob received his B.A. in Economics
and East Asian Studies from Columbia University. Bob and his
wife now reside in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.