In April 2020, Junichi Ujiie became president of newly established Ujiie Research Institute, Ltd.
Junichi Ujiie joined Nomura Securities in 1975. From 1989 to 1996, he served as President of Nomura Securities International in the United States. In 1997, he was appointed President and CEO of the parent company, Nomura Securities, and from 2002 to 2003 he was President and CEO of both Nomura Securities and Nomura Holdings. In April 2003, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Nomura Holdings, a position he held until becoming Senior Advisor to the Board in June 2011.
Ujiie has held several key positions outside Nomura. From July 2000 to October 2001 he served as Chairman of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He also was Vice Chairman of Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) from July 2007 to May 2011. He was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Advisory Panel and was a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Ujiie was Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Finance at the University of Tokyo from 2005 to 2008. He edited “The Challenge of Japanese Financial Markets” in Japanese, published by Toyo Keizai, Inc. in 2004 and “Japanese Financial Markets,” published by Toyo Keizai. The English language version of the latter was published by Woodhead Publishing in 2002.
Ujiie was born in October 1945 and studied at the University of Tokyo where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. In 1975, he received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Ujiie’s interests outside the boardroom include, in order of ability, skiing, sailing, fishing and tennis, and listening to classical music.
Ujiie was awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from Japanese Emperor Akihito in 2017.
- One of frequent visits to the Middle East to facilitate petrodollars.
- With Dentsu, the largest PR company in Asia, after lead-managing its IPO two months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
- Co-chairing an annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
- Lecturing at Columbia Business School on Japanese capital markets.
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