Taro Kuryuzawa Named State Street Japan Head
Taro Kuryuzawa has been appointed as State Street’s country head for Japan. Based in Tokyo, Kuryuzawa will report to Mostapha Tahiri, chief executive officer for Asia Pacific.
Kuryuzawa joined State Street in May this year from Deloitte Tohmatsu group, where he was most recently head of institutional investor coverage in Japan and global lead client service partner, overseeing large insurers and global institutional investor accounts in Japan. Prior to Deloitte, he held a number of senior positions at Citigroup.
“We created this country head role to bring all State Street’s offerings together for our clients in Japan. Japan is one of our most important markets in Asia Pacific and during our past 35 years of presence we have built a unique position supporting our clients with a comprehensive and innovative suite of solutions,” said Tahiri. “With two decades of on-the-ground experience, Taro has a keen understanding of the unique needs of our Japanese clients. I am confident that his leadership will help us continue to expand and accelerate our growth in Japan.”
In this newly created role, Kuryuzawa will be responsible for State Street’s business activities in Japan, including driving strategy, developing talent, pursuing growth opportunities, as well as managing relationships with Japanese clients, partners, officials and regulators. This year State Street celebrates its 35th anniversary in Japan. With offices in Tokyo and Fukuoka, State Street offers trustee, middle office outsourcing, global custody, offshore fund services, front-to-back asset servicing platform, data management, foreign exchange trading and research, securities finance, currency management and online trading platforms to institutional investors in Japan.