HSBC Japan has issued a company announcement revealing the appointment of Takahisa Yano as the bank’s new Head of Global Trade and Receivables in Japan. He will also serve as Director, Country Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) Japan. The appointment has been in effect since the 5th of January, 2015.
The new appointee will be directly reporting to Wei Wei Ng, Head of International Countries, Asia-Pacific, GTRF and locally to Yoshikazu Kato, Head of Banking in Japan.
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Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Wei Wei Ng stated in the company announcement, “As one of the biggest trading nations in the world, Japan remains a key focus for HSBC. Mr. Yano brings invaluable banking and trade experience to his new role, and will be instrumental in executing our growth strategy across Asia-Pacific.”
Yano joins HSBC after substantial experience in international banking and trade finance, working in various positions at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in both London and Tokyo. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Yano was seconded to Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) from SMBC for two years as a Director.
Trade services have been at the forefront of offering by HSBC to the bank’s clients in Japan. The company is offering a wide range of trade-related solutions from traditional trade finance products to advanced e-commerce offerings for both importers and exporters.