Barclays appoints Kosuke Morihara as Country Manager for Japan

Tokyo, 19 September 2019 – Barclays today announces the appointment of Kosuke Morihara as Country Manager for Japan. Mr Morihara will retain his current role as Representative Director and Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Securities Japan Limited (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Kentaro Kiso), and Representative of Japan and Branch Manager for Barclays Bank PLC Tokyo Branch (Minato-ku, Tokyo). Based in Tokyo, Mr Morihara reports to Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays for Asia Pacific.

Effective 1 November 2019, Mr Morihara will succeed Mark Dearlove who will be retiring at the end of October 2019. Mr Morihara will be responsible for the day to day business operations and strategic oversight of Barclays business in Japan as well as the risk and control oversight for the franchise, which includes Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Asset Management. In his expanded role, Mr Morihara will work in collaboration with the broader Japan leadership team including Kentaro Kiso, President & Representative Director for Barclays Securities Japan.

Mr Morihara joined Barclays in 2008 and was previously the Head of Fixed Income Financing for Asia Pacific at Barclays, responsible for JGB, AUD and Asia Emerging Market Fixed Income Financing. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr Morihara spent over seven years at Lehman Brothers working in the Fixed Income Financing trading team in Japan, which he led from 2005.

“Japan is a significantly important market for Barclays. With over eleven years’ tenure at Barclays and a considerable depth of industry experience, Mr Morihara is well positioned to further advance our Japan franchise beyond our 50-year milestone this year. I am confident that our Japan business and our clients will continue to thrive under Mr Morihara and the rest of the Japan leadership team,” said Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays for Asia Pacific."

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About Barclays in Asia Pacific
Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of Europe and the Americas. In Asia Pacific, Barclays International has a presence in Hong Kong/ China, Japan, Singapore, India and Australia. Geographically, India is also home to a major part of our global Operations and Technology services.

About Barclays in Japan
Celebrating its 50th year, Barclays Japan now operates in the Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Asset Management businesses. It has a strong and respected presence within the finance industry and is an invaluable asset within Barclays’ wider global operations, leveraging its global capabilities and connecting its two home markets of the UK and the US.