Nomura Appoint New EMEA CEO

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Nomura has announced that Jeremy Bennett is to be appointed Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, subject to regulatory approvals.

Bennett has held non-executive director positions within Nomura’s European businesses since 2010.

Atsushi Yoshikawa, Wholesale CEO, President and Group COO, Nomura Holdings, said: 'Jeremy is a seasoned operator in the financial services industry and brings a wealth of expertise to the position'.

Bennett said: 'I am delighted to be taking on the role of EMEA CEO. Nomura's ability to deliver the Asian investor base to our many investment banking and global markets clients in EMEA is unique. I believe we are at a turning point in markets and in our industry, and I am excited about the opportunities that the next few years will present'.

Bennett has over 20 years’ experience in banking, with a strong background in structured products, derivatives and bank control infrastructure. He was a senior advisor at the Financial Services Authority and was instrumental in the creation of the Asset Protection Scheme with HM Treasury. Prior to this, Jeremy was at Credit Suisse between 1997 and 2008, holding a number of senior roles including Global Head of Structuring.

Yasuo Kashiwagi will remain Interim CEO EMEA until the regulatory process is complete and thereafter will step down, becoming Co-Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Europe Holdings and COO of Nomura International.

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