Based in Tokyo, Dr. Kazuhara will be responsible for developing growth opportunities and customer relationships for CME Group throughout Japan.
Julien Le Noble, CME Group Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, said: 'Dr. Kazuhara joins our team in Asia, bringing with him unparalleled experience and insight to our growing presence in the Japanese market. We will continue to work with Japan's financial community to leverage our global risk management benchmark products and help our clients achieve their risk management goals in the country, as well as develop new benchmark products and services needed in the region'.
Dr. Kazuhara has extensive experience in the exchanges sector and derivatives industry, having previously worked at both NYSE Euronext and EUREX. He started his career in the academic world as an expert in international economic and competition law. He worked at Nikkei Europe while simultaneously studying for his PhD in Law at Frankfurt University. He also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from Sophia University, Tokyo.