Blackstone Hires Eiichi Hasegawa to Support the Firm’s Continued Growth in Japan
Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Eiichi Hasegawa will join Blackstone as Senior Advisor in Japan to support the firm’s continued expansion in the country. Mr. Hasegawa previously served as Senior Advisor to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and will advise Blackstone on Japan’s economic climate, investments and capital raising.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, said: “Eiichi Hasegawa brings to Blackstone wealth of experience and insights into Japan’s business and political landscape. His extensive networks will add significant value to building out our efforts, communicating with our Limited Partners, and contributing to our portfolio company operations. We are confident that Eiichi will provide excellent advice to our Blackstone Japan team, which has seen a record-breaking year with landmark deals across real estate and private equity, as well as the expansion of our Private Wealth Solutions business.”
Eiichi Hasegawa said: “Blackstone has a well-earned positive reputation in Japan and is experiencing remarkable momentum and growth. I look forward to working with the existing team and global leadership of the firm to build on this progress and contribute to its continued success.”
Prior to his role with former Prime Minister Abe, Mr. Hasegawa was a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group, Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, and served in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University and an additional degree from the University of Tokyo.
Blackstone has been active in Japan for more than three decades, opening its Tokyo office in 2007. In 2020, the team invested more than $7.7 billion (800 billion yen), led by Daisuke Kitta in real estate and Atsuhiko Sakamoto in private equity. Key investments included the largest-ever real estate deal in Japan involving the acquisition of a large residential asset portfolio, and the largest private equity deal in the country since 2017, the acquisition of Takeda Consumer Healthcare. In addition, Blackstone Private Wealth Solutions expanded its presence in Japan in an extension of the firm’s commitment to bringing innovative alternative investment solutions to a broader investor base.
Mr. Hasegawa will assume the role effective January 1, 2021.
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