Brian Mcbride has developed close ties to Asia during a 40 year career in education, technology, and marketing. His work life began with an assignment in Southeast Asia, working in a rural East Borneo/Malaysia, teaching high school science in Malay. Later, he took on market development for a series of chemistry and biotech firms, finishing in 2022 with Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA). His focus was frequently on partnerships and development work spanning the global with time in India, Singapore and China. At various points, Brian was responsible for Beijing staff members and also reported to a Shanghai manager.
Now retired, Brian is committed to fostering cross cultural connections as a way to enrich our communities and stabilize global relations He volunteers with the Boston Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and with Babson College's Executive MBA program. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Bates College and an MBA from Babson College.