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Masao Torii

Former President, Novartis Holding Japan K.K.
Mr. Torii started his career at Nippon Roche as assistant to the president and subsequently headed the diagnostic and pharmaceutical businesses. Following his 21 years in Roche in Japan, the US, and Switzerland, he assumed the position of president of Japanese affiliates of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Schering-Plough, and Boehringer-Ingelheim before finally joining Novartis as president in 2016.

He is a graduate of Loyola College in Maryland and received his MBA from Sophia University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He also served as an Executive Committee member of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
Global Japan
SEP 28, 2017

Do You Have What It Takes? Success in the Global Workplace

In an age of turmoil, what qualities are needed to succeed in the global workplace? Masao Torii, president of Novartis Holdings Japan, has worked on the front lines of global pharmaceutical companies for forty-five years. He shares his take on globalizing your business.

by GLOBIS Insights Staff
Global Japan
OCT 29, 2012

Competing in the Global Pharmaceutical Market 3/3

Mr. Masao Torii, President and Representative Director of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan, Inc. discusses current trends in the Global Pharmaceutical Market. Mr. Torii describes how Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, uses its uniqueness and strengths to succeed globally. He also describes his company’s role in the Japanese pharmaceutical market, including how the corporate values of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan help cultivate global leaders within the company. This seminar provides guidance and insight for people interested in strategies to compete globally as well as how to develop your own skills to become a global leader.

Global Japan
OCT 26, 2012

Competing in the Global Pharmaceutical Market 2/3

Mr. Masao Torii, President and Representative Director of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan, Inc. discusses current trends in the Global Pharmaceutical Market. Mr. Torii describes how Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, uses its uniqueness and strengths to succeed globally. He also describes his company’s role in the Japanese pharmaceutical market, including how the corporate values of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan help cultivate global leaders within the company. This seminar provides guidance and insight for people interested in strategies to compete globally as well as how to develop your own skills to become a global leader.

Global Japan
OCT 25, 2012

Competing in the Global Pharmaceutical Market 1/3

Mr. Masao Torii, President and Representative Director of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan, Inc. discusses current trends in the Global Pharmaceutical Market. Mr. Torii describes how Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, uses its uniqueness and strengths to succeed globally. He also describes his company’s role in the Japanese pharmaceutical market, including how the corporate values of Boehringer Ingelheim Japan help cultivate global leaders within the company. This seminar provides guidance and insight for people interested in strategies to compete globally as well as how to develop your own skills to become a global leader.