Mr. Junichi Osawa

Mr. Junichi Osawa possesses over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a significant portion of his tenure based in Japan. Within the past two decades, he has specialized in the interventional cardiovascular segment.

In his esteemed roles as President of both VOLCANO Japan and ACIST Japan, Mr. Osawa was instrumental in initiating and establishing direct sales and service operations for IVUS and FFR/CFR products. Under his guidance, these organizations developed an industry-leading sales team. He has a meticulous record of overseeing regulatory processes, ensuring compliance, and formulating commercial processes. This includes creating a distribution logistics infrastructure for disposable sales in consignment and imaging system sales.

One of his notable achievements includes leading the first launch of iFR, a non-hyperemic FFR, in Japan. This success was facilitated by his deep relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Concurrently with his role at ACIST Japan, Mr. Osawa held the position of President at Bracco-Eisai in the pharmaceutical sector, concentrating on Bracco’s CT and MRI contrast agents. His expertise also extends to a directorial role at MEDTRONIC Japan’s Cardiovascular Business Unit, overseeing a range of products such as DES, GC, BC, Distal Protection Devices, and Stent Grafts.

Prior to these appointments, Mr. Osawa committed 20 years to the diagnostic imaging sector. He held the position of Vice President for Global Ultrasound Business at GE HEALTHCARE (previously GE Medical Systems) serving the Asia-Pacific Region. During this period, he also played a pivotal role in GE’s four medical joint ventures across Japan, Korea, China, and India, collaborating closely with local partners as a dedicated member of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, as the Director of CT Business for GE, Mr. Osawa managed worldwide product planning, development, and marketing initiatives, spanning both Radiology and Neurosurgery segments.