Leadership Details

Takeshi Kawai

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
Takeshi Kawai
Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and Chief Legal Officer (CLO)

Takeshi Kawai joined Nikko Asset Management in December 2018 as Chief Compliance Officer of Investment (CCOI), Global Head of Investment Compliance and Global Head of Business Compliance. He took on the additional responsibilities as Head of Legal Department in January 2020, and as Chief Legal Officer (CLO), Global Head of Legal, and Head of Legal & Compliance Division since June 2021. In January 2022, he was concurrently appointed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), and leads the firm’s legal and compliance efforts around the world.

Kawai joined Nippon Life Insurance Company in 1991. He moved on to Nikko Cordial Corporation, which was merged with and renamed Nikko Citi Holdings Inc. and then SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. in October 2009. Throughout his career in financial related law, Kawai accumulated extensive experience including matters pertaining to marketing, corporate governance, compliance, litigation and mergers & acquisitions.

Kawai graduated from the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. He holds a CMA and legal certification, and is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association. He also holds CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certifications.

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