December 03, 2009 12:56 ET

Nomura Appoints Dame Clara Furse and Kieran Poynter to the Board as Non-Executive Directors

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - Nomura, the pre-eminent Asia based global investment bank, today announced the appointment of Dame Clara Furse and Kieran Poynter to the board of Nomura International Plc as non-executive directors.

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, non-executive Chairman of Nomura International Plc welcomed the appointments and noted that Kieran Poynter will chair the new board Risk Committee, and will also join the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Nominations Committee. Dame Clara will join the Risk and Audit Committees.

Dame Clara's impressive record in financial services and Mr Poynter's exceptional expertise in financial regulation will strengthen the existing leadership team and reinforce Nomura's presence in EMEA.

Commenting on the appointments Sadeq Sayeed, Chief Executive of EMEA, said: "I am delighted to welcome Clara and Kieran on to the board. They have a wealth of experience that will help promote the continued expansion of our global business."


1. Dame Clara Furse was until May this year Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, a position she held since 2001, and before that she was with Credit Lyonnais Rouse and UBS. Dame Clara also holds a non executive position on the board of Legal & General and is a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council.

2. Kieran Poynter was until 2008 the Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a position he held since 2000. He is currently a director of F&C Asset Management plc and holds positions with several private companies and not-for-profit bodies.


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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