The Bridge has international associates in the US and Japan.
Wyn has almost 30 years of global expertise in economic and business research and analysis, strategy development, as well experience in senior line sales and marketing management. Born in the UK, he has lived in the US for over 20 years and has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic as well as throughout the Pacific Rim. He has worked in a wide spectrum of industries, from steel and raw materials though to tourism, transport infrastructure and retail development. Over the last ten years, he has worked on many projects involving innovation and growth initiatives, as well as international acquisition and partner searches. He has worked with NBS&D in Europe and the US since 1991 and before that was Vice President of Marketing for a Massachusetts based high tech company. He has worked for various US multinationals in international marketing positions, and was senior manager at a IMR Ltd. in London - managing large international research projects. He has served on the Board of Directors of companies in Denmark as well as the US, and is currently on the Board of Videocom Inc., a New England provider of satellite transmission services.
Yoshikatsu Kinukawa (Kinu) has rich experiences in cross-border business development for clients poised for fast international growth, in diversified manufacturing industries including energy, chemical, biotech, food ingredients, materials, and electronics. Scope of expertise varies from business climate analysis to corporate strategies, business-to-business partnering, and implementation. Since 1997 with the New Business Search and Development, Kinu has participated in many consulting projects of global nature with focus on assessing technologies and identifying business opportunities in Asia-Pacific. Before that, he served for more many years for an oil-refining arm of ExxonMobil in Japan. Throughout this career, he learned the universal rationalism of globally successful businesses and at the same time the persistent strength of Japanese organizations. Kinu works in Tokyo, Japan with teaming on a collaborative network of seasoned local consultants, flexibly arranged ad hoc to meet individual client's requirements. Ongoing project themes encompass biotechnology, information technology (IT), and their combination. Regional markets focused, in addition to Japan, are China, India, the South East Asia, and the Far East.