David Blanco

David Blanco

Work History

Work History

Divisional Counsel, Head of Law & Patents

Bayer CropScience K.K. Bayer MaterialScience K.K.
  • Lead role for a team of 4 staff, reporting operationally to the President of BCS K.K., and functionally to the Regional Coordinator Law Asia Pacific based on Monheim (Germany)
  • Additional provision of legal support and counseling services to Bayer Holding K.K. and Bayer Material Science K.K. and its subgroup companies.
Jun 2005 - Jan 2007

Legal Counsel

Bayer HealthCare/Bayer Yakuhin K.K. (Nihon Schering)
  • Highly successful outcomes delivered as Legal & Patents Functional Team co-Leader for M&A integration between Nihon Schering and Bayer Healthcare/Bayer Yakuhin Ltd. in Japan.
  • Lead role for the Legal Office’s team of 2 staff, reporting operationally to Nihon Schering’s CFO, and liaise informally to the to the Legal Department at BSP AG based on Berlin (Germany).
  • Award-winner of special incentive contest 2006 “GAIN” for Outstanding Achievement as Legal Counsel (ranked and voted among 1,300 employees by the Executive Committee majority and endorsed by the President)
Jan 2004 - May 2005

Market Intelligence, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Bayer HealthCare/Bayer Yakuhin K.K. (Nihon Schering)
  • Reporting operationally to the Head of Strategic Marketing Dept. (Corporate Strategy & Business Development) and responsible for the “Corporate Strategy and Marketing Excellence Project”.
  • Conduct market research, competitive intelligence, and benchmarking solutions customized for the company as a whole and for company’s top executives and marketing teams to assist in their decision-making.
  • Regional (Japan) liaison, execution and implementation of trademark strategies created by “Corporate Trademark Office” at Schering AG (Germany, global HQ)
Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Foreign Trade Advisor

Spanish Embassy in Tokyo, Economic and Commercial Office
  • Corporate/Commercial, Trade, and Legal consultation and advice to Japanese and Spanish companies.
  • Individual support to the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office: public and private commercial consultations, official representation in seminars, symposiums, and trade fairs.
  • Elaboration of market surveys, reports and sector notes (IT, Sports Marketing, Biotechnology, Legal services, Environment Technologies, Wine, Olive Oil, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical…)
  • Organize and coordinate official agendas for Commercial Missions, Technical Seminars, Workshops, and other activities sponsored by the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Education

Education
Sep 2002 - Dec 2002

Diploma-Certificate

Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Each year, the Madrid Chamber organises a Foreign Trade Professionals Program. Deployed in all five continents, these professionals detect business opportunities, perform market studies, support economic & trade and diplomatic missions abroad, and divulge and promote the export services & product portfolio offering from companies based in Madrid.
  • Some of the subjects covered by the courses were: International Trade & Finance, Marketing, Business, Industry, Management, IT, and Language for Business.
Mar 2000 - Mar 2002

Master in Japanese Economic Law (Antitrust & Commercial Code)

Kobe University
  • Awarded "Monbusho Scholarship Program" Recipient 1998-2002 sponsored by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Oct 1998 - Feb 2000

Research Fellowship

Kobe University
  • Awarded "Monbusho Scholarship Program" Recipient 1998-2002 sponsored by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Oct 1997 - Jun 1998

Master in EU Law

Bologna University
  • 1997-1998 Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship Recipient, European Union