US research and consulting company Celent has hired a new senior analyst in its Asian Financial Services Group.
Eichiro Yanagawa has joined the firm's Tokyo office. His research will focus on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries.
Previously, Yanagawa was the chief manager of the financial global solutions division and the regional bank financial solutions division at Japanese IT company NEC in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC's core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.
His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, anti-money laundering (AML) technology, electronic trading, document management, IT spending trends, and business process outsourcing.
He also has consulting experience in the development of bank IT strategies, thin client/desktop virtualisation to support business continuity, evaluation of data centres for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management and other technologies.
Yanagawa earned his bachelor of economics from Japan's Shizuoka University and is an MBA candidate at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce Management.