Chairman's Office

Chairman: Philippe Avril

Philippe Avril

Philippe Avril is Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is the Chairman and Representative Director of BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited and Chief Country Officer of BNP Paribas, Tokyo Branch.

Philippe joined the financial industry as a derivatives trader in Paris in 1985. He has worked as a specialist of financial derivatives and as a member of general management at Banque Indosuez, Deutsche Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Commerzbank and the Royal Bank of Scotland in offices including Paris, Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. He has spent over 25 years working in Japan and is the author of several books and articles on Japanese equity derivatives and the Japanese financial industry.

Philippe graduated with degrees in mathematics, physics, economics and political sciences from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris-Dauphine


Vice Chairman: Zenji Nakamura

Zenji Nakamura is Vice-Chairman of Member Affairs and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is President and Representative Director of UBS Securities Japan, Co., as well as the Representative in Japan for UBS AG Tokyo Branch and Country Head for UBS.

Zenji Nakamura joined UBS in May 2010 as Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities in Japan. In September 2012, he was named Japan Country Head as well as President and Representative Director of UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd. He is also a member of UBS's Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Prior to joining UBS, Nakamura spent over 23 years at Nomura where he held a series of senior roles in equities and fixed income, including Head of Global Fixed Income and International Head of Global Markets. He also served as a member of that firm's Board. Nakamura started his career as a quantitative analyst, and was posted for several years in London and New York.      

Nakamura graduated with a master’s degree in Engineering from Waseda University in Japan.


Vice Chairman: Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton is Vice-Chairman of Finance and Administration, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is President and Representative Director of State Street Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. in Japan.

Mark Hamilton has taken on the role of President & Representative Director of State Street Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. as of 29 August 2018. 

Prior to the current position, Mr. Hamilton was the Deputy Branch Manager of State Street Bank International GmbH, Poland Branch. In that capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day business operations maintained by our 3,500 plus operations staff in the location.

Before moving to Poland, Mr. Hamilton served as Director and Deputy President for State Street Trust and Banking Co., Ltd, Japan where he was responsible for all aspects of Sales, Relationship Management and Client Service. Prior to that, he served for 4 years as the Chief Operating Officer of State Street Global Services operations in Hangzhou, responsible for State Street’s 800 plus fund administration staff based in China. Mr. Hamilton is a seasoned global custody and fund administration professional with over 25 years industry experience. His career has spanned across geographies in operational roles in both global custody and fund administration, working with a wide range of underlying investor segments including retirement plans, insurance funds and retail investors.

Mr. Hamilton joined State Street in 2003 from Deutsche Bank and previously held roles at Bankers Trust Company and Baillie Gifford Asset Management.