Excellence in Service Award
Dr. Daisaku Sato is Director, Compliance and Narcotics Division, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). From August 2018 to September 2021, he was assigned to be Chief Management Officer, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA). From June 2016 to July 2018, he was Director, Pharmaceutical Safety Division, MHLW. Dr Sato worked for more than 25 years as a technical administrator at MHLW as well as PMDA. He experienced various regulatory responsibilities in pharmaceuticals and regenerative medical product review, pharmacovigilance, clinical researches, international harmonisation .etc. He is a registered pharmacist and was received Ph.D. degree (pharmaceutical sciences) from the University of Tokyo.