Nikko Asset Management has confirmed John Howland-Jackson will take on the EMEA CEO role as of 1 January, subject to regulatory approval, which will make him responsible for all aspects of the firm’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
At the same time, Ian Lewis is appointed head of EMEA Sales and global head of Consultant Relations, effective 1 December. Both will be based in London.
Nikko AM representative director, president and CEO Takumi Shibata, said the appointments would support EMEA clients looking for Asian investment opportunities.
Howland-Jackson has some four decades of experience in banking and financial services, while Lewis has some three decades of experience. He joined Nikko AM in October 2014 as group head of Consultant Relations in Singapore, moving to London in August 2016.
The appointments mean that current EMEA CEO Udo von Werne is leaving the firm at the end of December.
Nikko AM has some $184bn in assets under management across traditional and alternative active strategies, as well as passive strategies.