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Takeshi Masuda received his Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry from Kyushu University in 1980 and has acquired 34 years of experiences in Shikoku Chemicals Corp., serving as Senior Research Chemist, responsible for the development of green plastics such as biodegradable polymers and cellulose derivatives. During the employment with the company, he experienced the graduate school of Massachusetts Institute of Technology to take his Master of Science in Organic Chemistry followed by one year research experience at Harvard University from 1990 to 1993. Takeshi Masuda joined IHS Markit Chemical in January 2015 as a Principal Analyst for Asia Pacific Region and has been Director since 2017. His research and analysis has been focused on the Renewables and Nutrition chemical market. Recent his representative works are CEH Celullose Ethers, Sweeteners High-intensity, Amino Acids, Biodiesel and Ethanol reports, and SCUP Flavors and Fragrances, Food additives and Nutraceuticals reports.