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Price Forbes London has appointed Nobuyuki Akahane to the new role of CEO of Japan. He will lead the development of a Japanese practice that connects Japanese businesses and Japanese Interests Abroad with specialist teams in London, reporting into Price Forbes CEO John Thompson.

Akahane’s career began at Marubeni and its broking subsidiary Marnix, where he came to hold the position of Managing Director of London, overseeing the placement of insurance on behalf of Marubeni’s overseas interests and third party firms. He previously worked at JLT Specialty specialising in construction. 

Price Forbes CEO John Thompson commented: “I’ve known Nobu for 20 years and am delighted that he has agreed to lead our entry to the Japanese market. He has a huge breadth of knowledge across multiple product lines and excellent connections. As an experienced buyer of complex multinational insurance programmes he will bring a firm client focus to the business.”

Price Forbes Japan CEO Nobuyuki Akahane said: “Very few businesses can claim a hundred year heritage and the diversification of expertise that Price Forbes can. The teams in London are world-class. I see my role as bringing their insight and expertise to the world’s third largest economy.” 



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