Hiromi Yamaji is the current president and CEO of the Osaka Exchange, a subsidiary of the Japan Exchange Group. He also works as a member of the board of directors for both companies. He has held the post of CEO since June 2013.
As of April 1, 2021, he will become the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), taking over for Koichiro Miyahara, who resigned after the exchange had its worst-ever outage in October 2020. TSE is also owned by the Japan Exchange Group.
Yamaji began his career in 1977 when he joined Nomura Securities Co., a company which has since become part of Nomura Group. He held a number of positions in his 36 years with the company, with the first of note being as the manager of the company's Europe Investment Banking Industry Business Operation Unit in 1994. He moved on through the company ladder, and was named the CEO of the global investment banking sector of the company in 2002. He was named as an executive vice president of the company in 2012, after holding the role of CEO and president of their subsidiary Nomura American Investment Inc, since 2009. In 2013, he moved on to become a director in the Japan Exchange Group and became president and CEO of the Osaka exchange group.
Yamaji holds a bachelors degree from Kyoto University, and a Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania.
The Osaka Exchange might be looking for more institutional activity, but its night sessions see a lot of action already. President & CEO Hiromi Yamaji said that after extending the night session to 5:30 a.m. Tokyo time, the overall share of trading activity that occurs at night rose to more than 42 percent in May. When it comes to the Nikkei 225 mini, nearly 50 percent of trades are executed during the night session.
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