Nomura Holdings, Inc. has announced a series of top management appointments to strengthen its global leadership team further.
All appointments are effective from June 1, 2011, and are subject to local regulatory approvals.
Atsushi Yoshikawa, currently CEO of Nomura's Asset Management division, will move to New York and be appointed President and CEO of Nomura Holding America as well as Chairman, President and CEO of Nomura Securities International.
As CEO for the Americas, he will focus on accelerating Nomura's growth path in the region. He brings extensive experience in the US market having worked there for nearly 10 years, overseeing Nomura's business in the region from 1998 to 2002. He also has broad experience across Nomura's businesses, previously serving as Co-Head of Investment Banking (Tokyo), holding key positions in equity sales and trading, and managing a variety of corporate functions.
Naoki Matsuba, currently Americas CEO and Joint Head of Global Equities, will relocate to Tokyo to focus solely on leading Nomura's equities business in partnership with London-based Benoit Savoret.
'These appointments reflect our commitment to building a highly competitive franchise in the key US market and taking our global equities business to the next level. Mr. Yoshikawa has deep experience in the US market and has successfully led the international expansion of our asset management business. Mr. Matsuba will now be able to focus fully on driving growth across our equities business with Benoit'. said Kenichi Watanabe, Nomura's President and Chief Executive Officer.
In Asset Management, Toshihiro Iwasaki, currently Deputy President of Nomura Asset Management, will be appointed CEO of the Asset Management division and Chairman and CEO of Nomura Asset Management. Yugo Ishida, currently Deputy President of Nomura Asset Management, will become President and COO of Nomura Asset Management.
'With a new leadership structure in place, our asset management business will be well placed to maintain its industry-leading position in Japan and continue expanding its global reach', Watanabe said.