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Mr Philippe Fauchet honoured by The Queen

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to business relations between the UK and Japan, Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador to Japan, presented Mr. Philippe Fauchet, President of GlaxoSmithKline Japan, with an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at an investiture ceremony held at the British Embassy Tokyo on 3 June 2015.

Mr. Fauchet has played an ambassadorial role championing British and European life-science industry interests and mentoring new entrants to the Japanese market, been instrumental in bringing vaccines into the public health agenda and provided significant personal and corporate support to the Japanese people immediately following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. In so doing, Mr. Fauchet has demonstrated strong qualities of integrity and social responsibility, bringing real credit to the perception of Britain and benefits to British business interests in Japan and to wider Japanese society.