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Hajime Kawafuji, chief representative of Fortitude Re

Bermudian-based Fortitude Re has opened a representative office in Tokyo and appointed Hajime Kawafuji as its chief representative.

The company said Mr Kawafuji was a leader in the Japanese business community with a broad range of investing and advisory experience across several industries.

He joins Fortitude Re from global investment firm Carlyle, where he was a senior member of the Japan buyout advisory team.

Before Carlyle, Mr Kawafuji spent more than a decade at Nomura in its investment banking division.

The company said he would partner with Leonard Lin, head of Asia at Fortitude Re.

Alon Neches, CEO of Fortitude Re, said: “Our representative office in Tokyo further demonstrates our commitment to clients in Japan.

“Under Leonard and Kawafuji-san’s leadership, we will build our presence in the Japanese market to ensure local insurers benefit from the best of our firm’s capabilities to support their financial and strategic goals.”

Earlier this week, Fortitude Re celebrated the completion of a $2 million renovation project at their Chesney House, Pitts Bay Road headquarters.

Alon Neches, CEO of Fortitude Re (File photograph)

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Published May 12, 2023 at 4:52 pm (Updated May 14, 2023 at 7:51 pm)

Fortitude Re expands into Japan

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