Paul Graves

Vice President, Head of R&D Network Relationships and Strategic Communications, Takeda Pharmaceutical International, Inc.

Paul Graves is the Vice President and Head of R&D Network Relationships and Strategic Communications at Takeda Pharmaceutical International since 2013.   He is responsible for communicating the vision and progress of Takeda’s global research and development program.  Through a team of 12 professionals in Japan and the United States, Mr. Graves directs R&D-related strategic communications, change management, branding, issues management, and patient advocacy, while aligning these efforts with other company imperatives.  In addition, he ensures that the company’s chief medical and scientific officer conveys his priorities and dynamism to employees, investors, partners, and other key constituents.  He is a member of Takeda’s R&D Management Committee.  Prior to Takeda, Mr. Graves was at Chandler Chicco Agency from 2000 to 2012, serving as Managing Director of its New York office.  Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Hill+Knowlton Strategies from 1996 to 2000.  He received a BA in Political Science from Kent State University.

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