- Leadership(as of October 1, 2023)

Chris Brünger, MD

Chris Brünger, MD

Principal, Phoenix LLC


Chris Brünger founded IDEC Inc., International Pharma Consultants (Tokyo) in 2003 and served as the founding President from 2003 to 2020, and Chairman from 2020 to 2023. Prior to these positions, He served as Member of the Board, Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Pharmacia KK (Tokyo) from 1997 to 2003, and as Head of R&D and CMO of Nihon Schering Pharmaceutical Co. (Osaka) from 1989-1997. He held the position of Special Research Physician in Internal Medicine at Keio University in 1988. Between 1983 and 1987, he served as Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at Fujita Health University in Nagoya. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Essen University (Germany), and holds a German and a Japanese medical license.

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