London, November 30, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the appointment of Kieran Poynter as Non-Executive Chairman of Nomura International plc and Nomura Europe Holdings plc, subsidiaries of Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Mr Poynter joined the board of Nomura International plc (NIP) and Nomura Europe Holdings plc (NEHS) in November 2009. At the time of his appointment Mr Poynter became chair of the risk and audit committees. Prior to this he spent 37 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, most recently as Chairman, where he advised a broad range of international clients, including many leading players in the financial services sector. As such he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new positions.
Mr Poynter will be taking the reins from Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge who has acted as Chairman of NIP since October 2004, and NEHS since May 2009. Lord Marshall has been a hugely effective ambassador for Nomura. His expertise has been invaluable in cementing Nomura's strategic vision to become a global investment bank. Lord Marshall is reducing his time commitment to Nomura due to his current ill health.. He will continue in his role as an Outside Director of Nomura Holdings, Inc. and will also retain a seat on the boards of NIP and NEHS.
John Phizackerley, Chief Executive of EMEA, said: I am delighted that Kieran will be chairing the NIP and NEHS Boards. He has already proved to be a great asset to our company in his Non-Executive Director roles. I believe his expertise will be invaluable.
"I would also like to express our sincere thanks to Colin Marshall whose dedication and insight have played a vital role in our ambition to become a global investment bank. We are pleased he will retain a role within the firm and continue to advise on our strategic plans going forward."
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