AACHEN, Germany, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, the Grünenthal Group announced the appointment of Yugo Takahashi to assume the position of General Manager, Grunenthal Farmaceutica do Brasil, effective February 27th, 2013. Yugo Takahashi will be based in São Paulo and will report directly to Oscar Ferenczi, Executive Vice President Latin America of the Grünenthal Group.
"With the acquisition of Selfarma in 2011 we laid the foundation for our market entry in Brazil. Having Yugo Takahashi on board will allow us to shape and implement the appropriate strategies to further penetrate and consolidate Grünenthal's position in the Brazilian market," commented Oscar Ferenczi, Executive Vice President Latin America of the Grünenthal Group.
The Grünenthal Group has a long tradition and strong position in many Latin American markets, and in particular Brazil is one of the most important strategic markets for Grünenthal in this region. "I am looking forward to my new position at Grünenthal. The pharmaceutical sector in Brazil is in a unique position combining current and future potential double digit growth while is already ranked 7th on the list of largest pharmaceutical markets worldwide. Based on Grünenthal's excellent position in the entire Latin American market and the solid footprint in Brazil we will further expand the business here," described Yugo Takahashi, General Manager of Grunenthal Farmaceutica do Brasil.
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Frank Schönrock, Vice President Corporate Affairs
SOURCE Grunenthal GmbH