松本 秋夫 Akio “Arthur” Matsumoto

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主な経歴: 松下電器(現 パナソニック) アフリカ及び米国

Akio “Arthur” Matsumoto joined Panasonic in 1972. His career began conducting business with African countries. He was posted to Nigeria and Kenya for 7 years and the United States for 18 years. In the US, he helped start Panasonic Home and Commercial Products Company and later became its president. He also served as Vice President and Head of Strategic Planning, Matsushita Electric Corp. of America. Throughout his career, he was involved in product development, technical assistance, joint ventures, OEM, B2C and B2B businesses. Much of his time was spent in developing new businesses, new sales channels, and personnel for overseas markets. He is currently President, LS7 Corporation which specializes in helping companies develop businesses overseas and bringing technologies from overseas into Japan.

松本 秋夫は1972年に松下電器貿易株式会社(当時)に入社。 アフリカへの輸出営業を担当。ナイジェリアとケニアに7年間駐在。その後、米国に18年間駐在。米国ではPanasonic Home and Commercial Products Companyを設立、後に同社の社長に就任。また、アメリカ松下電器の戦略企画担当 副社長も勤めた。担当した仕事は、技術援助、合弁事業、新規事業開発、新規販売ルート開拓、人材開発等。コンシューマー向けビジネスのみならず、法人向けB2B事業を担当。現在は、LS7 コーポレーション社長、企業の海外事業開発の支援、海外の技術導入の支援を行っている。