B-Bridge International ManagementHiro Masumoto
CEO, President and Founder
Mr. Masumoto has been a business leader and entrepreneur for over 20 years in both the United States and Japan. In February 2000, Mr. Masumoto founded B-Bridge International. During his tenure as CEO for B-Bridge, Mr. Masumuto also co-founded the Avocel Corporation, an siRNA technology company acquired by Benitec in 2004, and co-founded Strex Inc., a company developing instruments to analyze mechanical forces on cells and tools to improve artificial reproductive technology.
Prior to founding B-Bridge, Mr. Masumoto was International Sales Director for Clontech Laboratories for 5 years. He successfully oversaw Clontech's network of international distributors and subsidiaries, and set up Clontech's Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo. For 9 years before joining Clontech, Mr. Masumoto held a number of international marketing and business development positions at Toyobo, Ltd., a major Japanese manufacturer. Mr. Masumoto is a proud graduate of Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan with degrees in both accounting and economics. He remains an active contributor to his alma mater as adjunct faculty.