Cindy Capeloto Takeda

Cindy Capeloto

Cindy Capeloto Takeda Head of Quality External Engagement

Cindy Capeloto is the Head of Quality External Engagement (QEE) for Takeda. She is based in Los Angeles, California and joined the company in 2001. In her current role, Cindy provides strategic leadership and direction to promote Takeda’s external voice within the pharma industry through implementation of Takeda’s QEE strategy and interfaces with trade and professional associations on key Quality topics of interest. She is focused on improving Takeda’s presence in industry working groups, interest groups and providing comments on external consultation document review/ draft industry guidance(s). Cindy has spent over 25 years in the Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical Industry, holding various Validation and Quality leadership positions having worked at Amgen, Alpha Therapeutics (now Grifols) and Shein Pharmaceuticals (now Watson Pharmaceuticals). In her last role, she spent 5 years as the Site Quality Head for the Takeda Los Angeles Manufacturing Site in the Plasma Operating Unit. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and is Executive Mentor for HBA Pacific Coast Region. Topics close to her heart are strategic thinking, building effective & diverse teams and talent development.