Wada succeeds Pang as CEO at Eastspring Investments Japan
16 January 2013
News, Asia, Japan
By Asia Asset Management
Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, has announced that Koji Wada will join Eastspring Investments Japan as chief executive officer, assuming the role from Felix Pang who has resigned following ten successful years with the company. Mr. Wada is an industry veteran, having had a successful career leading sales and distribution functions for major global investment banks and asset managers in Japan.
He joined Eastspring Investments Japan on January 15 and will be responsible for driving and developing Eastspring Investments’ retail and institutional businesses in Japan.
Mr. Wada will formally assume the role of CEO next Friday (January 25) when Mr. Pang’s resignation will take effect.
“I am delighted to welcome an executive of Mr. Wada’s experience to our regional leadership team,” said Graham Mason, chief executive, Eastspring Investments. “Not only does he bring extensive industry experience and leadership – in management, marketing and strategy – but he is a strong leader and is widely respected within the industry.”
Mr. Wada joins Eastspring Investments from Lombard Odier where he served as managing director, asset management. Prior to this role, he was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he served as managing director, head of third party distribution, head of marketing and head of the product specialist team.
Previously, Mr. Wada was with UBS where he built a successful career in both the global asset management business as managing director and head of strategy development, and as senior client advisor for UBS Wealth Management Japan. During his time with UBS, he also recorded significant sales success serving as head of wholesale and head of sales.
On Mr. Pang’s departure, Mr. Mason remarked: “Felix Pang has been instrumental to the significant growth we have seen in our Japan business. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Felix for his valued and extensive contribution not just to our business in Japan, but to Eastspring Investments across the region.”
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