Yujiro S. Hata


Mr. Hata has more than 20 years of biotechnology company experience. Since August 2015 he has served as co-founder, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of IDEAYA Bioscienses, a private oncology company.  In 2015, Mr. Hata served as chief operating officer at immune-oncology company, FLX Bio, where he oversaw all business operations, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing.   Prior to that Mr. Hata served as chief operating officer at immuno-oncology companies, Flexus Biosciences and spinout FLX Bio, until Flexus Biosciences’ acquisition by Bristol-Meyers Squibb in April 2015.  From 2010 until its acquisition by Amgen in October 2013, Mr. Hata was vice president, corporate development and strategy at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, where he held various leadership roles, including head of mergers and acquisitions, and licensing, and head of corporate strategy and strategic asset management. From 2002 to 2010, he served in various roles as vice president, senior vice president, and chief business officer at Enanta Pharmaceuticals, and earlier in his career served in business and corporate development roles at Genome Therapeutics Corporation, McKinsey and Company and ImClone Systems Incorporated. Mr. Hata obtained his M.B.A. at Wharton as a Henry J. Kaiser recipient and completed undergraduate studies in chemistry at Oxford University and Colorado College. Mr. Hata serves on the board of visitors of the Moores Cancer Center, at the University of California, San Diego.

Independent Director