Investment Manager Makes Senior Hire in Japan

Francisco Arcilla, CEO and Representative Director of AXA IM Japan.

Axa Investment Managers has hired an External Director and Chairman in Japan as the company works to develop its footprint in the country.

The global fund manager announced the appointment of Masanori Tanabe as External Director and Chairman in Japan.

Tanabe spent 30 years (1975-2005) in various leadership roles at the Bank of Japan (BoJ), most notably in Policy Planning and Market Operations. After his tenure at the BoJ, Tanabe became the Governor of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan. He has also held non-executive directorships at the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan, and since 2015 at Axa Life Japan.  

Deepening ties in Japan

«We are delighted to welcome Tanabe-san on board to help accelerate our efforts in Japan. His extensive experience in the Japanese financial industry and his strong knowledge of the regulatory, banking, insurance and investment space will prove highly valuable as we look to grow our presence in Japan,» commented Francisco Arcilla, CEO and Representative Director of Axa IM Japan.

Masanori Tanabe graduated from the University of Tokyo and holds a Master of Science degree from Cornell University.


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