J. Safra Sarasin appoints new managing director

 J. Safra Sarasin has appointed Masaki Sugawara as managing director, client advisory, as of January 9 2017.

Sugawara joins J. Safra Sarasin from Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, where he was director, Japan market. He has worked at Deutsche since 2006. He moved to Hong Kong in 2002 to work with Credit Suisse Private bank as relationship manager, Japan market. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in Tokyo at Citi Private Bank where he was assistant vice president, Japan market. Before moving to Citi, Sugawara was a relationship manager at The Long-term Credit Bank of Japan, where he began his career in 1994.

“Masaki brings long-term expertise in the Japan market to J. Safra Sarasin. With our first hire in Asia in 2017, we are delighted to again demonstrate our deep commitment to Asia and to expanding our ability to offer our expertise and products to a greater range of clients,” said Enid Yip, chief executive officer.