Jim Robinson
President, Astellas

Jim Robinson is President, Astellas Pharma US Inc, a global research-based pharmaceutical company committed to serving unmet medical needs in Oncology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Urology, Neuroscience and DM Complications and Kidney Diseases. Jim leads the company’s commercial pharmaceutical operation in the U.S. which spans across a diverse and growing portfolio in the Oncology, Urology, Transplant and Cardiovascular markets. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a member of Astellas’ Management Committee. Before assuming his present role, Jim was Sr. Vice President for Sales & Marketing and led the company’s expansion into the oncology area. Jim joined Astellas in 2005 as the Vice President of Health Systems responsible for Managed Markets, Reimbursement Strategy, State Government Affairs & Government Accounts. Prior to joining Astellas, he held increasingly more senior marketing and sales positions with Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey. Jim is a native of Illinois and earned his Bachelor of Science, Marketing at DePaul University in Chicago. He is currently on the board of ChicagoNext which is dedicated to expanding the biotechnology and pharmaceutical presence in Chicago. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters.