Takahisa Yano has been appointed as Director, Country Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) Japan, effective from 5 January 2015.
Mr. Yano will report functionally to Wei Wei Ng, Head of International Countries, Asia Pacific, GTRF and locally to Yoshikazu Kato, Head of Banking in Japan.
Wei Wei Ng commented on the appointment: “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.”
Mr. Yano joins HSBC with over three decades of international banking and trade finance experience after working for the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in a variety of roles in both London and Tokyo.
Before joining HSBC, Mr. Yano was seconded to Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) from SMBC for two years as a Director. Prior to that, he spent more than five years based in London where he led SMBC’s European trade finance operations. Earlier in his career, he had played an instrumental role in establishing Sumitomo Bank’s trade finance business since the mid-1990s.
Trade services have been one of HSBC’s key offerings in Japan since the establishment of our first office in Yokohama in 1866. Today, HSBC offers a wide range of trade-related solutions from traditional trade finance products to advanced e-commerce offerings for both importers and exporters.