NickimageSVP, Strategy and Business Development, Fujifilm Pharmaceuticals

Nick Manusos is a 35 year life science industry veteran with extensive cross functional experience in the areas of business development, sales, manufacturing and operations. Nick has held multiple senior executive positions including head business development at Baxter Healthcare and previously Takeda Pharmaceuticals International where, in his last role, he led the Transition Office for the integration of Takeda’s $13.7 billion dollar acquisition of Nycomed. Earlier, Nick was also Takeda’s most senior Business Development executive outside Japan, leading the company’s efforts in M&A, licensing and alliance management. Today, Nick is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for FujiFilm’s pharmaceutical and regenerative medicine divisions. In addition to larger company success, Nick has also played key roles in start-ups including successful exits and series financings. Nick began his career at Abbott Laboratories where he held various business and operations management positions of increasing responsibility including head of business development at TAP Pharmaceuticals.

Nick earned a bachelor’s degree of business administration in operations management from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and a master’s degree in business administration at the Kellogg School of Management.

Nick has been a member of the board at the Susan Duncan Children’s Center since 2014. He and his wife Lauren reside in the city of Chicago.

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