Updated on 18 August 2015
Japan-based Foresight Group has appointed Hisayoshi Charlie Kinemura as Senior Vice President. The company has appointed Kinemura to lead the growth of pharmacovigilance and regulatory services for its clients using Argus Safety Japan (Argus J).
Foresight believes that with Kinemura's in-depth knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of Argus J for numerous clients will help him play a leading role as an SME for Foresight's Argus J customers.
Oracle Argus Safety Japan is a comprehensive solution developed by Oracle and it manages all Japanese reporting requirements. Oracle Argus Safety Japan integrates seamlessly with Oracle Argus Safety, providing a single global database with unified workflow for management of worldwide drug safety information. Pharmaceutical companies realize productivity gains by eliminating double data processing efforts.
"With Charlie's proven track record of achieving success with his previous assignments on Argus Safety Japan projects, we believe that his deep understanding of Argus J and the Japanese regulations and culture will support Foresight in our efforts to remain a trusted and reliable partner of Pharmaceutical industry in Japan," said Brian Dinardo, co-CEO and Director, Foresight.
While at Relsys, the original developer of Argus Safety Suite, as a Product Manager, Charlie, and Keisuke Katsuyama who has also joined Foresight in May 2015, designed and led the development to introduce Argus Safety Japan, which is now widely used by a large number of Japanese pharma companies. He continued his product strategy work through Oracle and also led Oracle's Japanese life science product strategy as Director. During his work at Oracle as well as his previous position as Vice President, Japan at RxLogix Corporation, he led numerous Argus and Argus J projects successfully for multiple clients.
Charlie holds an engineer's degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University as well as an Economics degree from Toyo University, Japan.