Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) is a leading provider of consulting service and system solutions catering to asset managers, investment banks, banks and insurance providers.
President, CEO & COO
Tadashi Shimamoto joined Nomura Computer Systems (NCC) upon graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Kyoto University in 1976. He undertook his first challenge soon after joining the company when he worked on the development of a second-generation integrated online system for Nomura Securities. This project brought to market a stock order system that combined stability and speed by using system architecture that had not existed in Japan until then.
When the former NRI and NCC merged to create the new NRI in 1988, consulting and IT solutions became one unit that offered many optimal solutions to clients. From that time, Mr. Shimamoto’s guiding principle in managing NRI has been improving the synergy between navigation (consulting) and solution (IT solutions).
Currently as the CEO, Mr. Shimamoto is focused on two main
• To penetrate and implement new social paradigms
• To prosper along with clients by gaining their trust
Mr. Shimamoto believes that in order for NRI to remain successful the company must focus on three things: innovation, trust and quality. The information transmission and consulting and solution services that NRI offers must always pursue innovation. NRI is built upon a relationship of trust with its stakeholders. Gaining the trust of clients by doing good work relates to the spirit in which the company was founded, "to prosper along with clients. NRI also stands for quality. Consulting, system construction, information security, and data centers all require their respective types of assurance. It is because NRI secures the highest ranking standards in each, that clients place their trust in NRI.
Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Members of the Board
Keiichi Ishibashi joined Nomura Computer Systems (NCC) graduating from the School of Engineering at Nagoya University in 1978. From 1978 to 1992, he was involved in application systems development for Nomura Securities. At that time, systems development for Nomura Securities was considered the “conservative mainstream,” and combined a high degree of operational and technological know-how. Mr. Ishibashi completed one challenging project after another while working in this capacity.
In 1998, the major distributing group that owns Seven Eleven Japan, the largest chain of convenience stores in the country, established a bank with NRI as the systems integrator. Mr. Ishibashi was the General Manager for this operation and contributed to NRI’s successful entry into the financial marketplace.
Mr. Ishibashi became an Executive Officer in 2002, focusing on new operations in financial systems. He spearheaded efforts to expand NRI’s operations in the indirect financing field that is centered on the banking industry. Mr. Ishibashi became a Corporate Executive Vice President in 2009. He now oversees all of NRI’s financial solution operations related to the securities, asset management, banking, and insurance industries.
Senior Managing Director, Financial Technology Solution Division Manager
Prior to this role, Okai was the head of the Financial Technology and Market Research Division and Investment Information Systems Business Department at NRI, where he covered research and planning, as well as business development of IT for enhanced investment decisions. Okai has held various other senior roles at NRI since he joined the firm in 1988, including as General Manager of the Financial Knowledge Research Department, focused on financial regulation research, risk management consulting and development an evaluation model for structured financial products. Prior to that he worked for NRI Europe in London and initially was a quantitative analyst for the Systems Science Department in Japan. Yasuki Okai has a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.