President Americas Jim Robinson is a respected health care executive and passionate leader who was named president of Astellas Americas on April 1, 2016. In this role, Robinson is responsible for the company’s growing operations in North and South America. Prior to this promotion, Robinson led the company’s pharmaceutical commercial organization in the U.S. Robinson’s nearly 25-year career spans a variety of diverse disciplines within the health care industry, including sales, marketing, new product planning, market access, reimbursement, state government affairs and managed markets. He joined Astellas in 2005 as vice president of health systems. Prior to joining Astellas, he served as an executive at the former Schering-Plough Corporation, which was acquired by Merck & Company in 2009. Robinson contributes his vision and expertise to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community by serving on several boards, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Board of Directors.