November 15, 2016
Finsbury strengthens global platform with opening of new office in Tokyo
Leading global strategic communications firm to offer its world-class expertise, combined with deep local knowledge, to companies facing communications challenges and opportunities.
Finsbury Japan President Kyota Narimatsu brings decades of experience providing communications counsel and support to senior management of Japanese and international companies.
Tokyo, Japan – November 15, 2016 – Finsbury, a global leader in strategic communications, announced today that it is launching an office in Tokyo, Japan. The new office expands the company’s global platform, reinforces its integrated approach, and strengthens its ties with existing clients based in Japan and those looking to do business in Japan.
The new Finsbury team in Tokyo – led by Kyota Narimatsu – possesses a wealth of regional experience and a deep local network and will expand the company’s rapidly growing operations in Asia, which also include offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.
Kyota Narimatsu, who has 30 years of experience in financial services and corporate communications in Japan, joins Finsbury as Co-President of Finsbury Japan. Kyota was previously Head of Corporate Communications at Barclays Japan, and Head of Marketing Communications for Japan, Korea and China at Russell Investments. He also worked for Standard & Poor’s in Japan and Sumitomo Bank (now SMBC).
“The opening of our office in Tokyo is another step forward in strengthening Finsbury’s position as the leading global platform for integrated strategic communications advice,” said Finsbury Chairman and Founder Roland Rudd. “Building on our strong presence and continued growth in Asia, our team in Japan will bring Finsbury’s uniquely sophisticated counsel and rigorous execution to a range of Japanese and international clients. As one of the only truly global firms in our industry, we are well positioned to provide the global perspective that clients now demand, particularly in key capital markets, cross-border transactions, complex IPOs and high-profile restructurings and litigation matters.”
“As companies in Japan increasingly look beyond their borders and international companies look to invest in Japan, our new Tokyo office and global platform give us the unique ability to provide world-class communications support,” said Michael Gross, Finsbury CEO. “Tokyo is the next, natural step for Finsbury in Asia. Finsbury has advised Japanese companies including Toyota, Softbank and Sumitomo Corporation through some of the most complex situations of the past two decades and we will now be in position to provide even deeper bi-cultural service.”
Read more on PRWeek: Finsbury opens Tokyo office to cement its Asia foothold.
Finsbury is a global leader in strategic communications and a trusted adviser to many of the world’s most successful companies. The company has managed some of the most complex, high-profile communications challenges and crises of the last three decades, including some of the largest international M&A transactions, IPOs and other capital raisings, proxy fights, corporate restructurings, and public affairs policy campaigns, as well as major litigation and government investigations. With offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Finsbury provides expert counsel and support to clients around the world on interactions with the media, financial markets, employees, customers, governments and other vital stakeholders.
Finsbury has a strategic partnership with Hering Schuppener Consulting, the market leader in Germany. This partnership is one of the very few global platforms for integrated strategic communications advice, bringing together two companies that have advised on nearly 1,500 transactions with a total value of more than $2 trillion in the last 10 years alone.
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