August 03, 2009 04:30 ET

Nomura Appoint Russell Watson as Global Head of Product Control

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2009) - Nomura International plc ("Nomura"), the preeminent Asia-based investment bank, today announced the appointment of Russell Watson as global head of product control.

Mr. Watson joins Nomura from Goldman Sachs. He is a highly respected figure in the industry with more than 15 years experience. Based in London, Mr. Watson will work widely across the Nomura Finance Function leading a team of more than 200 people.

Having spent the past nine years in a range of product control roles at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director in Finance, where he was Co-Head of European Product Control and Global Head of Macro ex-Commodities Product Control, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.

"We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Russell who is an industry thought leader. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our global operations exceed industry standards," said Jonathan Lewis, Nomura's chief financial officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Russell's experience and knowledge will be instrumental in driving the continuing success of the Nomura business internationally."

Mr. Watson will start in August and will report to Mr Fujitani, global deputy chief financial officer based in Tokyo and Mr Lewis, chief financial officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London.

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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs about 26,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through five business divisions: retail, global markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit

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