Board of directors

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited has its headquarters in London. Board member profiles are below:

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Shiko Yanagisawa Chairman

Shiko Yanagisawa became Chairman on October 1st 2017. He was previously President and CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited and prior to that he was President and CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore.  He has also held senior roles working within the Equity Division within both Tokyo and London.  He joined Daiwa in 1987 after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

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Keith Meekins Chief Executive Officer

Keith Meekins was appointed CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited in July 2011. He was formerly head of the firm's Fixed Income Division. In a career spanning 30 years Keith has held a number of senior positions for Daiwa Europe, Nomura and Commerzbank. Starting his career with Swiss Bank in 1981 he moved to Nomura in 1987 where he headed Government Bond Trading, a role he also held at Commerzbank from 2000 to 2003. Following this Meekins joined Daiwa Europe, initially as Head of Government Bond Trading & Repo before being promoted to Head of the Fixed Income Division in 2008.

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Jun Hayakawa Chief Operating Officer

Jun Hayakawa became Chief Operating Officer on October 1st 2015. Prior to this he was responsible for Planning and Business Development (previously Head of Planning & Administration). He has held senior roles in Tokyo, most recently working as Head of the International Planning and Group Management Sections. He holds an MBA from the London Business School and is an Economics graduate of Tokyo University.

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Junichi Arihara Non Executive Director

Junichi Arihara became Chairman on April 1st 2014. He was previously COO of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe in April 2010 and Head of the Equity Department in Tokyo, before which he held a number of roles in Tokyo in Personnel, Corporate Planning and the President's Office. He joined Daiwa in 1987 and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Hiroki Ikeda Non Executive Director

Hiroki Ikeda was until recently a Director and COO of DCME and a Director of Daiwa Corporate Advisory Holdings. Throughout his career, he has worked mainly in capital markets both in Tokyo and New York as well as M&A and corporate planning in Tokyo.  He was previously head of the Strategic Advisory Department (M&A) in Tokyo. He joined Daiwa in 1989 and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Peter Goshawk Non Executive Director

Peter Goshawk is a highly experienced banker and treasurer who has held executive and board level positions for the past 20 years. As well as working as Group Treasurer of Barclays, Peter has worked as Head of Global Markets for the UK at Bank of Ireland and as Group Treasurer of the former Woolwich PLC. He currently serves as a non-executive director and Chair of the Risk Committee on the board of National Counties Building Society and as a trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Barclays Pension Funds. He is also Chair of the ANZ UK Pension Fund.

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Keiko Tashiro Non Executive Director

Keiko Tashiro is the Head of Overseas Operations and a Chartered Financial Analyst with an MBA from Stanford.  She joined Daiwa in 1986 and has worked in various roles in both Equities and FICC.  She has worked in Daiwa Singapore and Daiwa London and was most recently Chairwoman and CEO of Daiwa New York. 

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Douglas van den Aardweg Non Executive Director

Douglas van den Aardweg joined the board in May 2017 as a Non Executive Director. Mr van den Aardweg also serves as a non executive director of Marks & Spencer Bank and Marks & Spencer Unit Trust Management Company, he is the Chairman of HSBC Life (UK) Ltd and is a board trustee of the International Plant Genetics Resources Institute, a Rome based international agricultural research organisation. Douglas is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in financial services in South Africa and the UK for 25 years.