Mr Johan Westblad

Managing Director & Founder, Aurora Partners KK 

Johan has 15 years of experience from the medical industry in Japan. In 2014 he started Aurora Partners K.K. which is a Tokyo based life science consulting company focused on cross-border exchange with Japan. The client base covers a broad range of companies including biotech, pharma, CROs, medical device as well as geographies and services including regulatory, licensing, alliance management and M&A.

Previously, Johan worked for Quintiles focused on business development activities including driving the development of In-Country Clinical Caretaker services and regulatory strategies for foreign biopharmaceutical companies to enter the Japanese market. Before that he served at the Swedish government agency Invest Sweden at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo, being responsible for inward investment in the life science area.

Johan has an MBA with finance specialization from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and a Master of International Business from the School of Economics, Commerce and Law, Gothenburg University. Johan is fluent in Japanese including reading and writing.