Kunihiro Asai

Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Risk Management Officer, Global Head of Risk Management, Joint Head of Risk Management Division

Kunihiro Asai

Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Risk Management Officer, Global Head of Risk Management, Joint Head of Risk Management Division


Kunihiro Asai has held the position of Senior Corporate Officer since May 2019. In that role, he had previously been responsible for execution of the firm’s corporate strategy, risk management, internal control,  global operations and global technology. As of April 2023, he oversees all of the firm’s risk management on a global basis. 

Asai joined Nikko Asset Management as Head of Risk Management in August 2006. He served as Head of Product Development for seven years from 2007 onwards, and was appointed Global Head of Corporate Office and Head of Corporate Office in 2014. 

A veteran financier with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Asai has a strong background in risk management. Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, he worked for the major trading house Mitsui & Co, Ltd. between 2001 and 2006, engaged in planning and managing the product derivatives business globally. He also spent more than a decade working at both Sanwa Securities and Sanwa Bank, serving in the overseas dealing business. 

Asai holds a Master of Science in computational finance from the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo.


Joined 2006

Head of Risk Management, Global Head of Corporate Office, Senior Corporate Officer

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Mr. Asai is a veteran financier with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry and a strong background in risk management. He is concurrently a director for the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation.


Risk Manager and Products Markets Departments Planning Administration Office

Mitsui & Co, Ltd.

He was engaged in planning and managing the product derivatives business on a global scale.


Manager, Financial Products & Engineering Department

The Sanwa Bank, Ltd. (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.), Sanwa Financial Products Co., L.P. (U.S.), Sanwa Securities Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd.)

At The Sanwa Bank, Mr. Asai was in the overseas dealing business before transferring to Sanwa Financial Products in New York, later returning to Sanwa Securities as a financial markets manager.

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