Hiromasa Mizushima is the CEO. He is a founding member of the Nikko Citigroup’s Joint Venture in 1999. Through August of 2005, he was the head of Nikko Citigroup’s equity division, responsible for global sales, trading, capital market, derivatives and research. Mr. Mizushima joined Nikko Securities (currently as SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.) in 1977. The vast management experience of Mr.Mizushima allows him to effectively lead Japanese corporate managers towards more shareholder friendly policies. BA in Finance, Waseda University.