TOKYO, January 12, 2016 — Promontory Financial Group today announced Takashi Oyama has become chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group Global Services — Japan. He assumed the role on Jan. 1, replacing Takuya Fujii, who will remain chairman. Promontory is a global leader in strategy, risk management, and regulatory-compliance consulting.
“Takashi is one of Japan’s luminaries on banking operations, strategy, and regulation,” said Eugene Ludwig, Promontory’s founder and CEO. “He has been a trusted adviser at a private-sector financial institution, as well as at the Bank of Japan. Promontory’s Tokyo office and its clients will benefit from his leadership and banking acumen.”
“I have long held Promontory in high esteem, knowing that its client relationships are founded on honesty and trust,” Oyama said. “I am excited to join the leadership of a firm that takes seriously its mission to strengthen the global financial system.”
Oyama has had a highly distinguished career in global financial services and regulatory policy. Prior to joining Promontory, he served as a counselor on strategy to the president of Norinchukin Bank, advising the firm on international financial regulation and global frameworks for risk management and corporate governance.
He previously served in several leadership positions at the Bank of Japan. Oyama advised BOJ governors on international markets, led the central bank’s team focused on global regulatory frameworks, and represented the BOJ on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Joint Forum. He was deputy chair for the working group on banking supervision at the Executives’ Meeting of East Asia-Pacific Central Banks. Oyama also worked as the BOJ’s chief representative in London and Frankfurt.
Oyama holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Tokyo.
Promontory Financial Group, based in Washington, D.C., specializes in helping companies and governments around the world manage complex risks and meet their greatest regulatory challenges. Promontory’s work aims to make its clients stronger and the financial system safer. Promontory has offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Denver, and affiliate offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. Eugene A. Ludwig, who served as U.S. comptroller of the currency under President Bill Clinton, founded Promontory in 2001.