Shunichiro Matsumoto, PhD, MBA
President, Astellas Venture Management
Shunichiro (Shun) Matsumoto is President of Astellas Venture Management LLC (AVM), located in Menlo Park, California. In parallel with the current corporate venture capital activity at AVM, Shun established Astellas Innovation Management LLC, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts to explore emerging innovation in life science field, and served as its President for 2 years until March 2018. Prior to those recent positions, Shun was Senior Director of Product and Portfolio Strategy at Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan. Shun has a 14-year career of target discovery activity utilizing molecular biology technique at Astellas Pharma Inc. and its predecessor-company, Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Shun received a PhD in Medicine from University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan), an MSc in Agriculture from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) and an MBA from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).