Toshiyuki Iwata graduated from Kyoto University’s Faculty/Graduate School of Agriculture Department of Food Science and Biotechnology in 1983. In the same year, he became the secretary for the Liberal Democratic Party congress members. He joined The Tachibana Securities Co., Ltd. in 1987 and became a biotechnology analyst in 1998. In 2001, he transferred to Shinko Securities Co., Ltd. where he started the first biotechnology-focused business investment research team in the securities industry and served as the team head. He became the biotechnology analyst for Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. after Shinko merged in 2009. In October 2014, he became the head of strategic research for HEALIOS K.K., a biotechnology venture, and oversaw investment relations after the company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers. In April 2016 he became a biotechnology analyst for SBI SECURITIES Co.,Ltd. As of June 2017, he serves as the General Manager of Corporate Communications Div. at PeptiDream Inc.