Takumi Shibata is President & CEO of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM). He joined as Executive Chairman in July 2013, and assumed the roles of President & CEO in January 2014. Drawing on his global network and wealth of experience, he holds overall responsibility for the group's business worldwide to unite Nikko AM's multinational workforce. Prior to joining Nikko AM, he was Group COO of Nomura Holdings. Before that, he was responsible for Nomura's European business from its London subsidiary, and then oversaw global investment banking, wholesale, administration, and asset management operations. He has been on the board of The Investment Trusts Association, Japan since June 2005, and was previously Board Member of the International Primary Market Association (London), and Board Member of the Securities Institute (London). In these roles, he strove to further develop the financial industry in Japan, and worldwide. He holds a BA in economics from Keio University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.