Stand up and be proud: Kyowa Kirin and the Pf Awards

Dan Davies is Business Unit Director for Speciality Care at Kyowa Kirin, entering and sponsoring the Pf Awards.

Dan Davies shares Kyowa Kirin’s motivation for entering and sponsoring the Pf Awards.

What is Kyowa Kirin?

Kyowa Kirin is a highly successful and rapidly growing Japan-based global specialty pharmaceutical company, engaged in the development and commercialisation of innovative medicines for the treatment of unmet therapeutic needs of patients, their families and healthcare professionals.

“The Pf Awards provide our employees with the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities outside the organisation”

We use cutting-edge biotechnology centred on antibody engineering techniques to develop these new therapies, with a current focus in oncology and rare diseases. Kyowa Kirin is entering into a phase of unprecedented rapid expansion as it introduces a series of novel treatments.

Our business philosophy is underpinned by a commitment to ethical behaviour with key values of integrity, innovation and teamwork. The interests of the patients our products treat will always be at the centre of what we do.

What made you enter employees in the Pf Awards 2019?

We entered the Pf Awards 2019 in order to showcase the talent we have throughout our organisation. The Pf Awards provides our employees with the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities outside the organisation.

Everyone is so busy these days that we don’t often step back and reflect on our achievements. The Pf Awards gives us a chance to do that and demonstrate and share what makes us so successful.

You are sponsoring Pf Awards 2020 as well as entering candidates, this is great, what drove this decision?

Kyowa Kirin’s profile has risen in recent years in line with our growth. It’s perhaps fair to say that given our leadership in novel therapy areas and enviable pipeline, our name deserves to be even more widely recognised. Our expansion will create many new opportunities in coming years; sponsorship of the Pf Awards will bring us to the attention of the wider industry which will help us continue to attract the top talent.

Being involved with the Pf Awards offers us an industry leading platform to profile our talent and business. I’m proud to take a team of employees to the Pf Awards.

Is there anything else you want to achieve?

The Pf Awards showcases the best of industry talent and Kyowa Kirin is incredibly people- and employee-centric. We have an ethos of ‘Commitment to Life’ meaning we want to have an impact on people’s lives, including patients and employees. The Pf Awards gives us a platform to do that outwardly. It allows our people to stand up and be proud to work for Kyowa Kirin.

 

Dan Davies is Business Unit Director for Speciality Care at Kyowa Kirin. Go to www.international.kyowa-kirin.com/uk