Paul Hanson

Head of Lifecycle Management, Innovation, and Strategy, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Paul Hanson has worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals for 15 years. Paul started in the R&D bioprocess development group working on a couple of late-phase assets that successfully transitioned into commercial products. Paul moved with those products to lead a newly formed biologics group in commercial technical operations. In this role he grew an organization with capabilities in the application of first principles and multivariate statistical process control to manufacturing data for streamlining post-approval commercial lifecycle management timelines. With Takeda's purchase of Shire in 2019, Paul took on a new role as Head of Lifecycle Management, Innovation, and Strategy within the recently created Global Manufacturing Sciences organization. In this role Paul has been leading a diverse group of individuals working in global knowledge management domains such as material qualification, dedicated manufacturing investigators, and more recently, the qualification and application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing business processes.