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Credit Suisse Appoints Makoto Kuwahara as CEO Japan

As CEO of Japan, Mr. Kuwahara will have oversight of Credit Suisse’s businesses and regulatory activities in Japan and will steer and continue to grow the bank’s franchise. Kuwahara-san will the join the bank in mid-November and will report to Helman Sitohang, CEO Asia Pacific.

Mr. Kuwahara joins from Deutsche Bank, where he has worked for the past 21 years, including most recently as Chief Country Officer in Japan since 2013, and previously across a variety of senior roles in Global Markets.

Helman Sitohang, CEO Asia Pacific said, "I am delighted to welcome Kuwahara-san to Credit Suisse and look forward to his joining our leadership team in Asia Pacific. Japan is a core part of our Asia Pacific Division strategy, and Kuwahara-san will build on the success of our business in Japan."