Katsumi Maruyama LLB
President, Nanosonics Japan K.K.
Katsumi joined Nanosonics in April 2016 as the Acting Country Manager for Japan, playing a significant role in the establishment & growth of the Japanese business during this time. Nanosonics Japan K.K. was established in January 2019 and in September 2019, Katsumi was appointed President of Nanosonics Japan K.K. Katsumi has over 25 years experience in developing and managing businesses & investments between Australia and Japan within the life sciences sector. He has served as a board member and held senior management roles in major international companies in both Australia and Japan.
Nobuyoshi Katagiri PhD
VP Japan Operations
Nobuyoshi Katagiri first joined Nanosonics in 2017 and was appointed as Vice President-Japan Operation of Nanosonics Japan K.K. upon its inception in January 2019. Nobuyoshi currently leads operations across Japan and has played a significant role in clinical market development.
Prior to Nanosonics, Nobuyoshi served as a board member and senior executive for over 10 years in Japanese start-ups and mid-stage biotech companies. His well-rounded experience includes clinical R&D through to business development and corporate planning. Nobuyoshi has a PhD (Nagoya University in 2001) in Physiology and Molecular Biology and additional deep scientific knowledge gained from further three years as a researcher at the University of Tokyo and the National Centre for Geriatrics and Gerontology after he received his PhD.
Vice President Japan Sales
Yukihiro Fujiwara joined Nanosonics in January 2020 as Vice President Sales to lead the company’s sales activity in Japan, a country of significant importance to Nanosonics.
Yukihiro is a sales and marketing veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the medical device arena having worked for Johnson & Johnson Japan and served as the National Head of Sales and as Head of Marketing at various business franchises including Biosense Webster and LifeScan.