Promontory Financial Group: Toshinori Kurihara managing director
Mr. Kurihara brings more than 25 years of financial services expertise in both government and the private sector. For the past eight years, he has been head of the Basel II Examination Office at Japan's Financial Services Agency, serving as the examiner-in-charge of horizontal reviews for large banks.
While at FSA, Mr. Kurihara also served on the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision's Standards Implementation related groups. He entered government service in 2002 after two decades in commercial and investment banking with major Japanese banks.
Before entering government service, Mr. Kurihara worked in commercial and investment banking in New York and Tokyo. He began his career at Yasuda Trust and Banking Co. in Tokyo as a derivatives trader, and later moved to New York to take up a position at Nomura Securities International, where he was a managing director in structured finance.
Mr. Kurihara went on to become president of Nomura-IBJ Global Investment Advisors Inc. in New York, a joint venture between two of the world's leading financial services companies. ■