NRI Appoints Yasuki Okai to Lead Global Financial Technology Business Development

Tokyo - 18 June 2013

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Ltd., a leading global IT solutions and consulting services provider, announced today that Yasuki Okai has been named Senior Managing Director and Financial Technology Solution Division Manager.

In his new role, Okai will focus on further growing NRI’s business across the capital markets sector. Working along with his team, Okai will lead the development of innovative IT solutions to ensure clients continue to remain compliant with the changing regulatory landscape. Okai will manage NRI’s Financial Technology Solution Division and will report directly to Senior Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, Keiichi Ishibashi.

“Yasuki Okai’s breadth of international business and financial technology expertise has primed him as the ideal candidate for this role,” said Tadashi Shimamoto, President & CEO, NRI. “Okai has worked with multiple departments at NRI with proven success, including in operations and risk management. I am confident that Okai will provide expert guidance in this role to lead NRI’s industry standard platforms.”

“I am pleased to be joining such an accomplished team,” Okai added. “I look forward to maintaining NRI’s high standards for innovation and focus on R&D to continue bringing market-leading solutions to the Japanese and global financial industry.”

Okai joined NRI in 1988 and has held various senior roles at the firm, including his recent position as the head of the Financial Technology and Market Research Department and Investment Information Systems Business Department. During his career, Okai has played an instrumental role at the firm, including managing the development of cash management systems for banks and leading IT systems operational reform. Okai earned his Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo.

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