Deborah Hayden
Managing Director
Active in Tokyo
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Biography

Deborah brings over 30 years’ experience in financial and corporate communications to Finsbury and is a widely recognized expert on communications issues in Japan and Asia. She joined Finsbury in 2019 from Edelman Japan, where she was responsible for Financial, M&A and Capital Markets Communications. She played a significant role in evolving Edelman’s capabilities in Financial Communications in Japan and the Asia Region, working on cross-border transactions, investor relations, corporate profile-raising and crisis management assignments. Prior to joining Edelman, Deborah was Managing Partner at Kreab Gavin Anderson, a firm she was associated with since 1988. Deborah is a vice-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Alternative Investment and Women in Business Committees, she is a senior advisor to the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Beachhead Committee which advises companies on Japan market entry, and she serves as a community leader in her local community in Tokyo. Hayden and her clients have received several awards for excellence in PR and public affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in economics from the University of Otago in New Zealand and has diplomas from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies.
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