Naoki Matsuba, currently Americas CEO and joint head of global equities at Japanese investment bank Nomura, will relocate to Tokyo to focus solely on the bank's equities business, in partnership with London-based Benoit Savoret.
In addition, 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, Yoshikawa will focus on accelerating Nomura’s growth in the region. He previously worked in the US 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.
Toshihiro Iwasaki, currently deputy president of Nomura Asset Management, will be appointed chairman and CEO of Nomura Asset Management. Yugo Ishida, currently deputy president of Nomura Asset Management, will become president and chief operating officer of Nomura Asset Management.
All appointments are effective from 1 June 2011, and are subject to local regulatory approvals.
“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. Matsuba will now be able to focus fully on driving growth across our equities business with Benoit,” said Kenichi Watanabe, Nomura’s president and CEO.