CEO Hiroshi Miyake


Hiroshi Miyake, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Chordia Therapeutics and he has served as President and CEO and acted as a member of the board of directors since Chordia’s incorporation in November 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in drug discovery and his team has delivered programs to the clinical stage six times. Before the foundation of Chordia, he served as the site head of the oncology drug discovery unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He earned his B.S. from Osaka University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Tokyo.

CSO Daisuke Morishita


DAISUKE MORISHITA (Ph.D.) is the Chief Scientific Officer at Chordia Therapeutics and leads research initiatives developing cancer treatments that change lives. Prior to founding Chordia in November 2017, DAISUKE spent ten years working on oncology therapeutics at TAKEDA pharmaceutical company, focusing on cancer-related RNA networks. As the industry-academia collaboration representative at TAKEDA, DAISUKE led the CTX-177 drug discovery research. Through the success of the CTX-177 research program, DAISUKE was invited to and currently holds an associate professorship at Kyoto University to pursue research into therapeutic strategies in cancer-related RNA networks, as well as adjunct professorships at Kumamoto University and Nagoya City University to produce next-generation anti-cancer drugs. DAISUKE received a Ph.D. in oncology from the University of Tokyo.

CFO Kentaro Kume


Kentaro Kume brings over 20 years of experience with a multi-disciplinary background in corporate finance, M&A, procurement, transformation, and business strategy with Japan Financial Corporation, Cabinet office, Kearney and Takeda Pharmaceutical. Most recently, Kentaro engaged in the establishment and management of spinout companies to realize eco-system in iPark as the Head of Strategy & Operation APAC Center for External Innovation for Takeda Pharmaceutical. He received a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kyoto University and a Master of Management Technology degree from Tokyo University of Science.