Lazard hires Jesse Bhattal as senior adviser

The former head of Nomura’s global investment bank will advise Lazard’s senior management on building its business in Asia.
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Jesse Bhattal: "One of the most respected and accomplished dealmakers in the Asia-Pacific region"
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Jesse Bhattal: "One of the most respected and accomplished dealmakers in the Asia-Pacific region" </div>

Jesse Bhattal, the former Lehman banker who went on to run Nomura’s global investment bank, has joined Lazard as a senior adviser based in Singapore.

The financial advisory and asset management firm said last night that Bhattal will “advise senior management regarding clients and strategic initiatives internationally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region”.

Bhattal was Lehman’s Asia-Pacific chief executive from 2000 until its bankruptcy in 2008, and joined the bank in Asia in 1993 just before Lehman’s initial public offering and spin-off from American Express.

“Jesse Bhattal is one of the most respected and accomplished dealmakers in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Kenneth...

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