Masatoshi Nagasaki

SpaceBD Inc. • Co-Founder & CEO

Masa co-founded Space BD Inc. in September 2017. As a seasoned expert in business development in diverse industries including mining, steel, and education, he embarked on his new challenge in the space industry. Less than a year since his establishment of Space BD, the company was selected by JAXA as the official operator of satellite deployment services from the International Space Station Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo.” It is JAXA’s first commercialization initiative. Space BD is now a leading Japanese company in satellite launch services as well as ISS utilization service. Prior to this, he founded Nagasaki & Co. in 2014, where he mainly engaged in business development in the field of education.

At the start of his career, he served at Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the biggest conglomerate in Japan. He spent four years working in Brazil and Australia, mainly for iron ore mines development business.

He graduated from Waseda University with a bachelor’s degree in education.


International Astronautical Congress 2020

12-14 October 2020

Cyberspace edition