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 of DCME 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 both in 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 DCME 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 at DCME, 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 Keith joined DCME, initially as Head of Government Bond Trading & Repo before being promoted to Head of the Fixed Income Division in 2008.

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Yuzo Yonemoto Chief Operating Officer

Yuzo Yonemoto became Chief Operating Officer on 1st August 2018. Prior to this he was head of DCME’s Fixed Income Division for 2 years. He started his career with Daiwa in Tokyo in 1986 before relocating to America to work for Daiwa Securities in both New York and Chicago. This was followed by a move to Merrill Lynch where he headed Foreign Bond Sales in 1994. He returned to Daiwa in 2010 and subsequently held several senior positions including Head of Fixed Income in Asia and Head of Global Markets Planning in Tokyo before moving to London in 2016.

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Neil Mardon Chief Financial Officer

Neil Mardon was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and joined the DCME Board in 2019. He joined DCME in 2009, having previously worked at Bear Stearns, Rooftop Mortgages and JP Morgan. He graduated from the University of South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Junichi Arihara Non Executive Director

Junichi Arihara is the CRO and CDO of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Prior to this role he was the Chairman of DCME from April 2014 until September 2017 and the COO of DCME from April 2010 to March 2014, before which he was Head of the Equity Department in Tokyo. He joined Daiwa in 1987 and since then he has held a number of roles in Tokyo in Personnel, Corporate Planning and the President’s office. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Hiroki Ikeda Non Executive Director

Hiroki Ikeda is Executive Managing Director of Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. and Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Securities Group. In addition, he is a Director of Daiwa Corporate Advisory Holdings Limited. Previously, he was COO of DCME. 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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Keiko Tashiro Non Executive Director

Keiko Tashiro is Deputy President and the Head of Overseas Operations of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. 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. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst with an MBA from Stanford.

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Douglas van den Aardweg Non Executive Director

Douglas van den Aardweg joined the DCME 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. Mr van den Aardweg is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in financial services in South Africa and the UK for 25 years.

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Mark Preston Non Executive Director

Mark Preston joined the DCME Board in early 2019 as a Non-Executive Director. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of West Bromwich Building Society, the Northview Group, Acenden Limited and Kensington Mortgages. Mr Preston has held a number of senior positions in the financial services industry. He was Head of Trading at Manufacturers Hanover Trust and at CIBC before being promoted to CEO of the European arm of CIBC World Markets plc. Subsequently he was CEO of the Products and Markets Division and Co-Head of Corporate Markets at Lloyds TSB in London.