Takumi Shibata is representative director, president, and CEO of Nikko Asset Management. He joined the company as executive chairman in July 2013, and assumed the roles of chairman, president & CEO in January 2014. Prior to joining Nikko AM, he was group chief operating officer of Nomura Holdings. Shibata has been on the board of The Investment Trusts Association, Japan, since June 2015. He has previously been a member of the Business Accounting Council of Japan’s Financial Services Agency, served as a board member of the International Primary Market Association (London), and has participated in other professional associations to foster the development of financial services worldwide.