Chair's Office

Chair: Alberto Tamura

Alberto Tamura is Chair of the International Bankers Association of Japan and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.

Alberto Tamura is the Representative Director, President & CEO of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd and Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. , and Director and Chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. He is also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee.

Alberto joined Morgan Stanley in November 1996 and was promoted to Managing Director in December 2003. He served as the Head of the Institutional Equity Division from April 2008 for 11 years before assuming his present role in April 2019.

Alberto serves as a Director of the U.S.-Japan Business Council.

Alberto was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. After graduating from high school in Colegio Bolivar (American School) in 1984, Alberto attended Brown University in the U.S. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988, and took residence in Japan immediately thereafter.


Vice-Chair: Zenji Nakamura

Zenji Nakamura is Vice-Chair of Member Affairs and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is President and Representative Director of UBS Securities Japan, Co., as well as the Representative in Japan for UBS AG Tokyo Branch and Country Head for UBS.

Zenji Nakamura joined UBS in May 2010 as Head of Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities in Japan. In September 2012, he was named Japan Country Head as well as President and Representative Director of UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd. He is also a member of UBS's Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Prior to joining UBS, Nakamura spent over 23 years at Nomura where he held a series of senior roles in equities and fixed income, including Head of Global Fixed Income and International Head of Global Markets. He also served as a member of that firm's Board. Nakamura started his career as a quantitative analyst and was posted for several years in London and New York.

Nakamura graduated with a master’s degree in Engineering from Waseda University in Japan.


Vice-Chair (Finance & Administration): Bruno Gaussorgues

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Bruno is Vice-Chair of Finance & Administration and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is Country Officer & Japan CEO of Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited. Bruno joined Societe Generale in 2010 as Market Risk Assessor.

In 2012 Bruno became Co-Head (until 2015) and then Head of Risk on Capital Market activities. In September 2021, Bruno was appointed as Representative Director and Group Country Head of Societe General Securities Japan Limited and he was appointed as Branch Manager and Group Country Head of Societe General, Tokyo Branch in December.

Before joining Societe Generale, Bruno was Global Head of Market Risk for Natixis, Global Risk Manager for Gaselys (Gaz de France), and held several senior positions in market risk on Capital Market activities in Paris and London for Credit Lyonnais and Credit Agricole.


Senior Executive Officer: Philippe Avril

Philippe Avril is Senior Executive Officer of the International Bankers Association of Japan (IBA Japan) and a member of the Office of the Chair. He was previously IBA Japan Chair and Representative Director. Philippe has had a long and distinguished career in financial services in Japan. He began his career as a derivatives trader in Paris in 1985 specializing in financial derivatives.

From 2009, he was heading the BNP Paribas Group in Japan, serving as CEO (then Chairman) and Representative Director, BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited, and Chief Country Officer, BNP Paribas, Tokyo Branch. He has also been a member of general management at Banque Indosuez, Deutsche Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Commerzbank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland in offices including Paris, Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong.

He has spent over 30 years working in Japan and is the author of several books and articles on Japanese equity derivatives and the Japanese financial industry. Philippe received the award of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon' (旭日中綬章) from the Japanese Emperor in 2019 for his contribution to the Japanese financial services industry.

Philippe graduated with degrees in mathematics, physics, economics and political sciences from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris-Dauphine.