Kumi Sato serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been a director of Poxel SA since June 2017. For more than 30 years, Kumi Sato has chaired and directed the COSMO Public Relations Corporation, a strategic communication and public relations firm based in Tokyo and specialized in the health sector through its COSMO Healthcare division. Before taking over as CEO, in 1987, she founded COSMO International, a strategic consulting firm intended for Japanese companies seeking to penetrate the U.S. market. She has held prestigious roles, such as Chair and founder of Women Japan.com and independent director of Rokko & Associates Inc. In 2010, she founded BioCube, a reflection group on the Japanese health system and other topics related to biotechnology. She is currently a senior advisor for the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund in Tokyo, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business Breakthrough University and Honorary Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. She is also co-chair of the Global Council for the Asia Society, based in New York. Kumi Sato has also authored two business textbooks on communication strategies and CSR. She began her career with McKinsey & Co. in New York and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Studies from Wellesley College in Massachusetts.