Finsbury opens Tokyo office
WPP agency Finsbury is launching an office in Tokyo, Japan. Kyota Narimatsu, former head of corporate communications at Barclays Japan, will lead the office.
Narimatsu has previously worked for Russell Investments, Standard & Poor’s and Sumitomo Bank (now SMBC).
Roland Rudd, Finsbury chairman and founder, said: “The opening of our office in Tokyo is another step forward in strengthening Finsbury’s position as the leading global platform for integrated strategic communications advice.
“Building on our strong presence and continued growth in Asia, our team in Japan will bring Finsbury’s uniquely sophisticated counsel and rigorous execution to a range of Japanese and international clients.”
He added: “As one of the only truly global firms in our industry, we are well positioned to provide the global perspective that clients now demand, particularly in key capital markets, cross-border transactions, complex IPOs and high-profile restructurings and litigation matters.”
Michael Gross, Finsbury CEO, commented: “As companies in Japan increasingly look beyond their borders and international companies look to invest in Japan, our new Tokyo office and global platform give us the unique ability to provide world-class communications support. Tokyo is the next, natural step for Finsbury in Asia. Finsbury has advised Japanese companies including Toyota, Softbank and Sumitomo Corporation through some of the most complex situations of the past two decades and we will now be in a position to provide an even deeper bi-cultural service.”
Finsbury’s Asia network currently includes offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.