The company was founded by Yaron “Ronny” Bruckner, a prolific entrepreneur who started his career in 1980 as political and economic climates shifted across Central & Eastern Europe.
Eastbridge formed distribution joint ventures with leading global companies including L'Oreal, Eastman Kodak, Nestle, Canal+, Zara and many others. Later, the company became the majority shareholder of Empik and Smyk, two of the leading retail companies in Poland. Ronny continued to actively and widely invest across Europe and the United States until his death in 2013.
The Eastbridge Group is now managed by his children and son-in-law and operates as an investment platform for the family.