July 9, 2018

The Power 50: Nobuhiko Tamura

NOBUHIKO TAMURA

Chairman & CEO

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Marlborough

Colleges: Tohoku University, Tokyo University of Science.

Tamura and the Marlborough-based drugmaker are big players in the state's growing life sciences industry, especially in Central Massachusetts, by developing drugs to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia and lung disease. The 1,700-employee company is part of efforts working with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and the 495 MetroWest Partnership in expanding economic development to help boost the region as a key player in healthcare manufacturing. Sunovion and Tamura are active in community building through its Hands On! program in which employees volunteer their time for community service to help support MetroWest area youth. The program has reached more than 23,000 employee volunteer hours since its inception in 2012.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Sunovion had 603 employees. The WBJ regrets the error.

First pitch: Sunovion is a partner of the Boston Red Sox, and we have contributed to the Red Sox Foundation, which benefits many organizations throughout the region and State. During the Sunovion Day at Fenway last year, I was able to throw out the first pitch and present a donation to the foundation. I really enjoyed this, and am looking forward to doing this again at the next event this summer.

Read about the WBJ's 2018 Power Players:

Retail

Harry Kokkinis, Table Talk Pies

Steve Rotman, Rotman's Furniture & Vystar

Ernie Herrman, TJX Cos.

Michael Dundas, Sira Naturals

Ralph Crowley Jr., Polar Corp.

Christopher Baldwin, BJ's Wholesale Club

Amy Lynn Chase, Crompton Collective & Haberdash

Food & Culture

Robb & Madeline Ahlquist, Worcester Restaurant Group

Troy Siebels, The Hanover Theatre

Karim El-Gamal, Rail Trail Flatbread Co., New City Microcreamery, Less Than Greater Than

Eric, Sam & Jack Hendler, Jack's Abby Brewing

Lynn Cheney, Lettuce Be Local

Sandy Dunn, DCU Center

Higher Education & Nonprofits

Ann T. Lisi, Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, College of the Holy Cross

Javier Cevallos, Framingham State University

Michael F. Collins, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jill Dagilis, Worcester Community Action Council

Dr. David A. Jordan, Seven Hills Foundation

Laurie Leshin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Corner Office

Kate Sharry, Group Benefits Strategies

Tina M. Sbrega, GFA Federal Credit Union

John C. Roche, The Hanover Insurance Group

Elaine Osgood, Atlas Travel

Michael P. Angelini, Bowdtich & Dewey

Susan Mailman, Coghlin Electrical Contractors

Edward F. Manzi Jr., Fidelity Bank

Manufacturing

Dinesh Wadhwani, ThinkLite

Ravi Vig, Allegro Microsystems

Nobuhiko Tamura, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Daniel McGahn, AMSC

Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific

Jeannie Hebert, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics

Chris Coghlin, Coghlin Cos.

Health care

Kevin O'Sullivan, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

Kurt Isaacson, Spectrum Health Systems

Tarek Elsawy, Reliant Medical Group

Jeffrey M. Welch, Saint Vincent Hospital

Eric Dickson, UMass Memorial Health Care

Holly Chaffee, VNA Care

Richard P. Burke, Fallon Health

Economic Development

Ann K. Tripp, Opus Investment Management

Robert Walker, RA Ventures

Yvonne Spicer, City of Framingham

Cliff Rucker, Worcester Railers Hockey Club

Sherri Greene Pitcher, Fidelity Bank

Timothy P. Murray, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Consigli, Consigli Construction Co.

Jennie Lee Colosi, E. T. & L. Corp.

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