Blackstone names new Japan chairman

The private equity firm hires Katsuyuki Kuki, former chairman of banking at JP Morgan in Japan.

Blackstone has hired Katsuyuki Kuki as chairman and representative director for Japan.

Kuki will advise and support Blackstone’s investing and capital raising efforts in Japan as the firm continues to expand its presence in the country.

Prior to Blackstone, Kuki was chairman of banking at JP Morgan in Japan and spent nine years at the company in its investment banking division. He began his career at the Japan Development Bank and at Shearson Lehman Hutton in New York, and has also held positions at UBS Securities and Lehman Brothers in Japan.

Kuki has a BA in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and...

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