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Barclays appoints Akihiko Yamada as Head of TMT, Investment Banking for Japan

Key to strengthening the Investment Banking Division in Japan


Barclays today announces that Mr. Akihiko Yamada has joined Barclays Securities Japan Limited and been appointed to the position of Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT), Investment Banking for Japan, effective 1 July 2023.

Mr. Yamada is a preeminent banker with over 17 years of extensive experience in TMT client coverage. He has expertise at originating and executing complex M&A transactions and has worked with Capital Markets teams to offer equity and debt financing solutions. Based in Tokyo, Mr. Yamada reports to Yuhiko Yano, Head of Investment Banking, Japan, and Vice Chairman, Barclays Securities Japan.

Mr. Yamada joins from Bank of America, where he spent 15 years, most recently as Managing Director in the Technology Group of Investment Banking Division. He started his investment banking career at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that, he worked for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).

“As our Investment Banking business continues to expand its footprint across the technology sector, Mr. Yamada’s deep industry relationships, together with his extensive transactional experience and capabilities, will generate tremendous value for our clients,” commented Yuhiko Yano. “His appointment underpins the importance of the TMT sector in Japan and Barclays’ continued focus on our investment banking business across the APAC region.”


About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

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Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank is comprised of the Investment Banking, International Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Research businesses. It provides money managers, financial institutions, governments, supranational organisations and corporate clients with services and advice for their funding, financing, strategic and risk management needs. For further information about Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, please visit our website

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