Toshihiko Takeda joined Boston Consulting Group 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Toshihiko served as a Director General of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Health Policy Bureau. He joined the former Ministry of Labour after graduating from the University of Tokyo eventually working as the MHLW Minister’s private secretary after spending time in roles in the Budget Bureau and in external organizations such as the JETRO New York office, and the Hokkaido Government.

After being appointed as Health Policy Bureau Officer in 2000, Toshihiko served in key posts including Counselor for Social Security, Director-General for General Policy Planning and Evaluation, and Director General of Pharmaceutical Safety and the Environmental Health Bureau before taking on the role of Director General of the Health Policy Bureau in 2017. In November 2018, he was appointed a special advisor of the MHLW.