Director of Global Business Development, Otsuka
Armin Rump has extensive experience in all aspects of business development, from scouting and evaluation to due diligence, deal negotiation and closure, across therapeutics, diagnostics and digital health. After five years at Otsuka’s head office in Japan, Armin moved to Otsuka’s US office in 2016, where he is currently responsible for scouting, search and evaluation, with a focus on Otsuka’s global therapeutic areas of interest, psychiatry, neurology, nephrology and autoimmune diseases. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Tokyo and a master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Stuttgart. Armin is passionate about great science and novel approaches to address serious unmet needs for patients worldwide, particularly in chronic diseases, where large clinical studies can be required, draining the resources of any single company.