Bhattal will advise senior management regarding clients and strategic initiatives internationally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Bhattal was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Nomura’s Global Wholesale Division and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers Asia.
'Jesse Bhattal is one of the most respected and accomplished dealmakers in the Asia Pacific region', said Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lazard. 'We are confident that his experience and relationships will benefit our clients in Lazard’s core businesses globally'.
Over a distinguished 30-year career, Bhattal led many of the Asia-Pacific region’s most significant mandates, and successfully grew businesses through a period of change in the industry. As President and CEO of Nomura’s Global Wholesale Division, Bhattal was responsible for global markets, investment banking, and other non-retail businesses in Japan, Asia-Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. Prior to joining Nomura, he was Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers Asia and a member of Lehman Brothers’ executive committee.
Bhattal is a Rhodes Scholar with an Honors degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi.