Susumu Handa


About Susumu Handa

Joined Daiwa Securities Group, one of Japanese largest investment banking groups in 2007, starting from Private Equity Asia Pacific Division for 3 years (deal sourcing, DD, investment, monitoring, value-add, and fund monitoring). Moved to Investment Banking Division as a coverage banker of general industry group sector (natural resources, energy, auto, machinery, shipbuilder) for 4 years (M&A, ECM, DCM, and IR). Got MBA, concentrating on impact investment and social impact in the US as a corporate sponsored full time MBA student, and joined exchange programs in Shanghai, China and Milan, Italy during the MBA program. Came back to Japan in 2016, and was appointed as an executive assistant to our group CEO. Supported decision makings, internal communications, clients networking globally, new SDGs initiatives. Came in Australia last November and became CEO of Australian branch of Daiwa Securities Group this April. Managing a variety of investment banking business including Equity Sales, Debt Capital Markets, Principal Investments, M&A, as well as new initiatives in relation to renewable energy, agriculture, and startups in Australia.